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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.06
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title Request for John Biddle to report to Dr. Robert M. Patterson and join the Corps of Field Engineers
Date 2 September 1814
Author Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Biddle is identified as a member of the topographical engineers. Patterson had been appointed the chief engineer and organizer of the corps (see GLC02978.01) by the Philadelphia Committee of Defence. Williams signed this letter as "Chief Engineer."
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Artillery  Fortification  
People Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  Biddle, John (fl. 1814)  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. 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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