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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.10214
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0086] October-December 1788 
Title Henry Knox to Samuel Cooper Johonnot regarding obtaining a commission in the United States Army
Date 5 November 1788
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Johonnot, Samuel Cooper  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes in reply to a letter sent requesting assistance in obtaining a commission in the United States Army. States that "at present all vacancies are filled by the States..." and says it is unlikely more troops will be raised unless an Indian war breaks out. Adds that "the troops in service will of course in a year or two be modified agreably to the powers of the new government..." Watermarked "C Taylor." Recipient inferred from content of this document and GLC02437.04014.
Subjects Military History  Militia  Office Seeker  American Indian History  Government and Civics  US Constitution  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; Native Americans; 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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