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Higginson, Stephen (1743-1828) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03343 Author/Creator: Higginson, Stephen (1743-1828) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 November 1786 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23 x 18.4 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03343 Author/Creator: Higginson, Stephen (1743-1828) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 November 1786 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that since his last letter, the loan for raising men to oppose the Indians has been offered, and it has been debated for several days. The reference to "Indians" is code for the troops being raised to suppress Shays's Rebellion. Explains different positions on the subject. Mentions that Shays' Rebellion has factored into the discussion. Seems to think they will, in a few days, have the money necessary for enlisting the men. Encloses a newspaper article about the doings of the General Court (not present). Also discusses how well the government seems to be functioning. Recipient inferred from content. See GLC02437.03317 and .03336 for related information.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Higginson, Stephen, 1743-1828
Shays, Daniel, 1747-1825

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American Indian HistoryRevolutionary War GeneralFinanceGovernment and CivicsShays' RebellionMobs and RiotsRebellionRecruitmentMilitary HistoryJournalism

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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