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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05004
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0100] May-June 1791 
Title Enlistment paper for Oliver Comstock
Date 17 June 1791
Author Comstock, Oliver (fl. 1791)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Enlistment paper for Oliver Comstock who voluntarily joined the army as a private. He signed up for six months with the First Regiment of Levies at Fort Washington near Cincinnati, Ohio. His unit was raised under an act signed by President Washington on 3 March 1791 to protect the frontier. Also contains an oath of allegiance. Contains Comstock's clerical signature as well as the clerical signature of George Woods, who acts as a witness. Marked as "No 8."
Subjects Military History  Recruitment  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Northwest Indian War  Northwest Territory  Oath  President  Congress  Government and Civics  
Theme Government & Politics; Native Americans; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859