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Engineers and Fortifications

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
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 24, 1794
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Secretary Knox transmits to Secretary Hamilton a circular letter to engineers employed for fortifying certain ports and harbors in the United States. Requests that Hamilton take measures for the purchase of tracts of land at the places designated by the engineers.
Document Format Printed Document
Document Notes Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of War, Third Congress, National Archives. Cited in Hamilton to Knox, 12/17/1794
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Henry Knox; engineers; Treasury; agents;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords fortification; ports; harbors; land;
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