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Fortifications at Norfolk

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Military Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 20, 1794
Author Name John Jacob Rivardi (primary) Location: Norfolk
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter from Engineer John Jacob Rivardi to the Secretary of War regarding the fortifications at Norfolk, the process of which has stressed the aforementioned engineer. Rivardi also notes that, "There is a large number of dissatisfied men who object altogether to fortification, from the same principle for which they object to every measure of Government" - attesting to the prevalent view at the time that government should be as small and inexpensive as possible.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; John Jacob Rivardi; Richard Henry Lee; governor; inhabitants; Bedinger;
Related Places Norfolk; Virginia; Portsmouth; New Hampshire; Fort Norfolk; Elizabeth River; Craney Island; Point Comfort;
Keywords conduct; honor; fortifications; voyage; dollars; guns; defense; money; patriotism;
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