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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.13
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title Jonathan Williams to Robert M. Patterson regarding the possibility of expanding the corps of field engineers & pioneers
Date 17 September 1814
Author Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  
Recipient Patterson, Robert Maskell  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Discusses expanding the Corps of Field Engineers & Pioneers. Hopes Patterson, the chief engineer, has decided to become the first captain, which Williams asked of him in GLC02978.12, and will help decide who else become officers. Claims Patterson's background as a professor will make him a good captain and cause their defense program to be successful, and consequently expand.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Recruitment  Education  Fortification  
People Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  Patterson, Robert Maskell (1787-1854)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme War of 1812; Education
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
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