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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.08
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title Jonathan Williams to Robert M. Patterson regarding the topographical engineers
Date 4 September 1814
Author Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  
Recipient Patterson, Robert Maskell  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Tells Patterson, the chief engineer of the Corps of Field Engineers, that a man named Jonathan Jones, who knows the local terrain, can provide assistance to the topographical engineers. Also notes a man named Spencer Sargeant will be retained for communication purposes, possibly as a secretary.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Fortification  Artillery  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  
People Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  Patterson, Robert Maskell (1787-1854)  Jones, Jonathan (fl. 1814)  Sargeant, Spencer (fl. 1814)  
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