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Parsons, Samuel Holden (1737-1789) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03127 Author/Creator: Parsons, Samuel Holden (1737-1789) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 April 1785 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Requests that Knox, newly appointed Secretary at War, recommend him to Congress to command troops sent to garrison the western frontier. Writes, "I consider that Post an important One to secure the Amity of the Savages, and to prevent those undue practices which will probably destroy the Peace of the Frontiers."

Background Information: Parsons served during the Revolutionary War and as an Indian commissioner afterward.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsOffice SeekerContinental CongressCongressMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWestward ExpansionFrontiers and ExplorationAmerican Indian History

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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