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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.22
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title Jonathan Williams to Robert M. Patterson regarding the volunteer association of field engineers
Date 28 October 1814
Author Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  
Recipient Patterson, Robert Maskell  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Asks Patterson to call the volunteer association of field engineers together and requests that the enclosed resolves (see GLC02978.21), to thank them for their service and record their names in the minutes of the Committee of Defense, be communicated. Also asks for a list of their names and indicates that he is sending an incomplete list in his possession (see GLC02978.25 and GLC02978.26).
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Fortification  Government and Civics  
People Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  Patterson, Robert Maskell (1787-1854)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme War of 1812; Government & Politics
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, and was the chief engineer of the Corps of Field Engineers. 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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