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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.24
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title Record of meeting of Philadelphia's volunteer association of field engineers
Date 31 October 1814
Document Type Military document
Content Description Records that at a meeting of the volunteers at Rubicam's Tavern a communication was received from Jonathan Williams, the chairman Philadelphia's Committee of Defence (see GLC02978.21, GLC02978.22, and GLC02978.23). Resolves to organize a committee to produce a requested list of member names, to be available for future service, and to complete sodding at Fort Hamilton, "to prevent...all the calamities of the approaching winter." Possibly written by Robert M. Patterson.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Fortification  Government and Civics  
People Patterson, Robert Maskell (1787-1854)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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, 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
Related documents At a Meeting of the General Committee for the City of Philadelphia and the Districts adjoining  Letter from Jonathan Williams to Robert M. Patterson regarding the volunteer association of field engineers  Notice of a meeting for members of the volunteer association of field engineers