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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05317
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0106] February 1792 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox concerning the Waldo Committee, the reenlistment of soldiers and a canal project
Date 12 February 1792
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description 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.
Subjects 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  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Tyler, John Steele (1752-1813)  Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; Law; Westward Expansion; The American Revolution; Industry; Science, Technology, Invention; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information "Major Jack Tyler" may be John Steele Tyler, who served under Henry Jackson during 1777-1779.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859