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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03478
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0079] January-March 1787 
Title Henry Knox to Winthrop Sargent about matters of office and the coming Convention
Date 2 March 1787
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Sargent, Winthrop  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document; Military document
Content Description Body of the letter and signature in the hand of Robert Pemberton, Knox's aide. Discusses surveys that Sargent requested and where they should be deposited. Notes he has not seen Captain Hutchins yet to discuss the survey of the 5th range. States that Board of Treasury is of the opinion the surveys should be delivered to Hutchins since he was the principal in the business and that Knox agrees with them. Mentions [Major William] North's resignation from the Office of Inspectors, noting that it has not taken affect yet due to the recent raising of troops. Mentions the irregular Congressional meetings and that nine of the states recently met and discussed the [Constitutional] Convention being held in May at Philadelphia. Noted as a copy on the docket.
Subjects US Constitution  Revolutionary War General  Surveying  Continental Congress  Congress  Government and Civics  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Military History  Rebellion  Mobs and Riots  Shays' Rebellion  Geography and Natural History  US Constitutional Convention  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Government & Politics; Creating a New Government; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859