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Suppression of Insurgents

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Date January 25, 1787
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Gouverneur Morris (primary)
Summary Knox tells Morris of the actions of General Sheppard and General Lincoln's forces as they sought to confront the insurgents during Shays' Rebellion.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Gouverneur Morris; Henry Knox; Wadsworth; General Sheppard; thousand men; insurgents; General Lincoln; ;
Related Places New York; magazine in Springfield; Weston; Boston; Worcester County; Hampshire;
Keywords government; neighborhood; court of common pleas; post; magazine; mustering; post; ;
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New York Jany. 25. 1787.
My dear sir. I expected Wadsworth last evening but he informs me that he is unavoidably detained untill the 27th or 28th. Genl Sheppard took mpost at the Maggazine in Springfield on the 18th with a thousand men in favor of government. The insurgents were mustering in his neighbourhood, and had collected 1500, as was conjectured. An action was expected. Genl Lincoln was to march, from Weston about 14 miles from Boston on the 19th or 20th with about 2000 men. He expected to be at Worcester on the 23d to
protect the court, of Common pleas, and was to be joined there by 1200 men raised in Worcester County. If the insurgents do not meet him there he is to proceed to Hampshire, and hike up the heads of the party — The post is just closing I will write more on Monday next—
Yours H Knox
Gouverneur Morris Esqr