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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03502
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0079] January-March 1787 
Title Henry Knox to John Doughty about provisions, soldiers' pay and the army as a national force
Date 27 March 1787
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document; Government document
Content Description Informs Doughty that he will help with procuring subsistence for the troops. Does not believe recruiting service will begin in New York as its quota numbers are deficient. The contracts of Morris and Wadsworth are ending as Congress is not happy with the proposals. Agrees with Doughty, who is in favor of a "national force," as he expects "every evil that can be produced from Anarchy." Also notes that "Congress have had but for a very little time nine States. Therefore nothing has been concluded on respecting higher pay for the Artillery than the Infantry." Mentions supplying artillery pieces and stores necessary for the western country and states he will have to submit estimates to the Board of Treasury, as "they hold the purse strings." Ends by stating, "The disturbances in Massachusetts have pretty nearly subsided - the Courts of Justice are now trying such of the captured culprits as appear to be most criminal," referring to the end of Shays' Rebellion. Noted as a copy and lacks a signature. Creator inferred as Henry Knox, given the content. In the hand of William Knox.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Military History  Military Provisions  Soldier's Pay  Finance  Recruitment  Continental Congress  Congress  Standing Army  Artillery  Infantry  Military Supplies  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Rebellion  Mobs and Riots  Shays' Rebellion  Land Transaction  Criminals and Outlaws  Contract  
People Doughty, John (1754-1826)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Government & Politics; Creating a New Government
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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