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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03453
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0079] January-March 1787 
Title Henry Knox to Benjamin Lincoln about troop moves and coming Congress [copy]
Date 14 February 1787
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Lincoln, Benjamin  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document; Government document
Content Description Marked "copy." Body of the letter and signature in the hand of Robert Pemberton, Knox's aide. Discusses Lincoln's success at stopping Shays' Rebellion and dispersing the insurgents. Mentions how the rapid defeat of the insurgents will affect orders previously given to Colonel [David] Humphreys and Colonel [Henry] Jackson to move their regiments to Springfield, Massachusetts. Says he has been keeping General Washington and Congress abreast of Lincoln's actions. Comments on the upcoming Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and expresses his firm support of it. Believes the objections voiced by many are not well-founded. Hopes that Massachusetts agrees to send delegates to the convention and that they select Lincoln, Mr. [Rufus] King and Mr. [Stephen] Higginson to be among them.
Subjects US Constitution  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Militia  Rebellion  Mobs and Riots  Shays' Rebellion  President  Continental Congress  Congress  US Constitutional Convention  Government and Civics  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Humphreys, David (1752-1818)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  King, Rufus (1755-1827)  Higginson, Stephen (1743-1828)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Creating a New Government; 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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