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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.07696
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0148] November-December 1801 
Title Henry Knox to the Secretary of War [Henry Dearborn] praising L'Enfant's work as an engineer
Date 16 December 1801
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Dearborn, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Letter is not signed but appears to be in Knox's handwriting. Appears to be a letter of recognition for Pierre Charles L'Enfant. Writes to the Secretary of War [Henry Dearborn] verifying L'Enfant's services to Knox as an engineer from 1793 to 1794. Comments L'Enfant's plans for the security and defense of the Delaware were superior. Letter is possibly a draft.
Subjects France  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Government and Civics  Science and Technology  Architecture  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Dearborn, Henry (1751-1829)  L'Enfant, Pierre Charles (1754-1825)  
Place written Thomaston, Maine
Theme Government & Politics; 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