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Strengthening the Federal Government, Etc.

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CollectionHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: William Irvine Papers view image
Publication'Notes and Queries.' Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography (no image)
Document Information
Date March 25, 1786
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name General William Irvine (primary)
Summary Knox discusses British intentions regarding the evacuation of the Western Forts which they still occupy. He mentions the "federal convention" proposed by Virginia for strengthening the power of Congress to regulate trade.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes There is a printed version of this document in the "Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography," Vol. 28.
Related Persons/Groups William Irvine; Henry Knox; Major [Isaac] Craig; Major Ancram; British; Sir Guy Carleton; troops; forces of the public; Federal Government; Congress; states; Captain Freeman; artillery; ;
Related Places War Office; Carlisle; Detroit; England; Great Lakes; western country; Virginia; Quebec; New York; Canada; present positions on the Lakes; ;
Keywords packets; posts; great powers; impost; investment of Congress with the powers of regulating trade; artillery; money; designs of the British; proposition of Virginia; federal convention; ;
Key Phrases There appears to be a general disposition rising through the United States to strengthen the Federal government.

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