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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.10
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title Robert M. Patterson's reply to Jonathan Williams' letter regarding the occupation of land by the corps of field engineers
Date 15 September 1814
Author Patterson, Robert Maskell (1787-1854)  
Recipient Williams, Jonathan  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Patterson, the chief engineer of the Corps of Field Engineers, responds to Williams' request (see GLC02978.09). Indicates that Dr. Paschall refused to allow works to be built upon his land, but may consent if the works are not near his buildings, which he feared would be destroyed in an attack. Also reports that another man, Judge Lloyd, consented to works being built upon his grounds.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Fortification  Artillery  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  
People Patterson, Robert Maskell (1787-1854)  Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  
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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