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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03433
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0079] January-March 1787 
Title Elnathan Haskell to Lieutenant Colonel Platt
Date 30 January - 1 February 1787
Author Haskell, Elnathan (1755-1825)  
Additional authors Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810) Shays, Daniel (1747-1825) Stone, Francis (fl. 1787) Wheeler, Adam (fl. 1787)
Recipient Platt, Colonel  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document; Government document
Content Description Body of the letter and signatures in the hand of Robert Pemberton, Knox's aide. Document titled, "Extract of a letter from a gentleman of character in General Lincoln's army, to his friend at New York." Addressee may be Richard Platt; identified only as "Lieutenant Colonel Platt." Document contains extracts from Colonel Haskell's letter, as well as portions of two letters from Daniel Shays, and the reply of General Benjamin Lincoln. Haskell's portions contain information as to the strength of Pelham as a position to station the government troops. Shays' letters offer terms of surrender, and are cosigned by Francis Stone and Adam Wheeler. Lincoln's reply declares that it is not in his power to satisfy the terms. Also relates some exchanges between Shays' forces and the government forces as to who provoked whom.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Military History  Rebellion  Mobs and Riots  Shays' Rebellion  Government and Civics  Militia  Surrender  
People Haskell, Elnathan (1755-1825)  Platt, Richard (1755-1830)  Stone, Francis (fl. 1787)  Wheeler, Adam (fl. 1787)  Shays, Daniel (1747-1825)  Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Paterson, John (1744-1808)  
Place written Pelham, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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