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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  February 1792
|Henry Jackson to Henry Knox concerning the Waldo Committee, the reenlistment of soldiers and a canal project
|12 February 1792
|Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)
|Correspondence; Business and financial document
|Provides an update on the Committee's debates regarding the Waldo patent lands. Comments on Knox's request that he purchase the portion of the town of Trenton belonging to Colonel Jones. Reports his happiness at seeing the reasons for the Indian War published. Discusses the reenlistment of soldiers in the army; many soldiers who served during the Revolutionary War will not reenlist unless they are promoted. Explains that Major Jack Tyler, who served 1777-1779, would like to serve again, but only as a major. Describes Tyler's virtues and his current circumstances. Requests appointments for several other officers. Mentions his disappointment at Knox's unwillingness to "bring forward the business of the Canal," and recounts discussions he has had with Colonel Ben[jamin Hichborn] and others on the subject. Argues strongly for proceeding with the canal project, and hopes to put Knox's name at the top of all applications and business plans for the endeavor.
|Waldo Patent American Indian History Land Transaction Revolutionary War General Government and Civics Finance Northwest Indian War Northwest Territory Frontiers and Exploration Westward Expansion Military History Recruitment Revolutionary War Commerce Transportation Infrastructure Canals Letter of Introduction or Recommendation Continental Army
|Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Tyler, John Steele (1752-1813) Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)
|Government & Politics; Law; Westward Expansion; The American Revolution; Industry; Science, Technology, Invention; Native Americans
|The Henry Knox Papers
|"Major Jack Tyler" may be John Steele Tyler, who served under Henry Jackson during 1777-1779.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859