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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05510
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0110] June 1792 
Title Henry Knox to David Cobb, Henry Jackson, John Coffin Jones and Benjamin Hichborn about a plan to build a canal
Date 18 June 1792
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Cobb, David  Jackson, Henry  Jones, John  Hichborn, Benjamin  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document; Business and financial document
Content Description Discusses a proposed plan for a canal that connects the Connecticut River to Boston. Informs the other men that he has already engaged the services of a mutual acquaintance, Captain John Hills, to act as surveyor and supervisor for the business. Writes, "If the canal can be executed for a moderate capital from Worcester or Rutland to Boston the value of the object will be great indeed whether it be altered with reference to proffit to the proprietors..."
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Infrastructure  Canals  Commerce  Transportation  Surveying  Finance  
People Cobb, David (1748-1830)  Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Jones, John Coffin (1750-1829)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Hills, John (fl. 1771-1796)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce; Industry; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859