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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04483
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0094] January-March 1790 
Title John Mason to Henry Knox on the importance of educating boys for war
Date 27 January 1790
Author Mason, John (fl. 1776-1790)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses the training of soldiers. Writes that "I have been faced in the opinion that no plan respecting the Militia will be efficient which does not include the training of boys between the 9th and the [16th] years of their age - Let it be declared by Law that after no man shall be permitted to keep school in any of the United States who, among other qualifications is not prepared for instructing his male Pupils with great exactness in the Rudiments of military Art..."
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Military History  Education  Children and Family  Militia  Law  Government and Civics  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Mason, John (fl. 1776-1790)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Education; Children & Family; Law
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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