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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.17
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title W. E. Wright to Robert M. Patterson regarding the Philadelphia General Committee of Defence
Date 18 September 1814
Author Wright, W.E. (fl. 1814)  
Recipient Patterson, Robert Maskell  
Document Type Military document; Correspondence
Content Description Reports that, in accord with Patterson's "request & to accelerate the works," he has given a lot of assistance in the previous twenty days. Indicates that some on the Philadelphia General Committee of Defence have observed that he did so without authority. Requests that he be given some authority if he is to be of future service to the committee.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Fortification  
People Wright, W.E. (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, 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