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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.09
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title Jonathan Williams to Robert M. Patterson regarding the occupation of land by the corps of field engineers
Date 15 September 1814
Author Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  
Recipient Patterson, Robert Maskell  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Requests that Patterson, the chief engineer of the Corps of Field Engineers, report whether or not a man named Dr. Paschall consented to having his grounds entered and upon what terms. Also asks him to report on others who had consented to have their grounds occupied and works built upon them by the Corps of Field Engineers. See GLC02978.10 for Patterson's response.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Fortification  Artillery  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  
People Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  Patterson, Robert Maskell (1787-1854)  
Theme War of 1812
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Robert M. Patterson was a professor of natural and experimental philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Jonathan Williams was the chairman of the Committee of Defence.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents Robert M. Patterson's reply to Jonathan Williams' letter regarding the occupation of land by the corps of field engineers