Opinions on Convention, Shay's Rebellion

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Date March 1, 1787
Author Name Benjamin Lincoln (primary) Location: Pittsfield
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary (Partly illegible) General Lincoln provides Knox his thoughts on the convention to remedy the defects in the government and includes an update on the successful campaign against the rebels in New England. (Shays Rebellion)
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Benjamin Lincoln; Congress; inhabitants; body of the rebels; citizens; Barrington militia; Colonel Ashley; wounded; prisoners; Major Allen, a late continental; British; Supreme Judicial Court; confidential friend;
Related Places Pittsfield; nations of the world; United States; town of Stockbridge; Barrington; Connecticut; New York; State of Vermont;
Keywords excellence of the continental; powers delegated to them; their recommendations of Congress; people's idea; language the most unequivical; harmony; grant; convention; representation; system; different States; consequences; enlargement of their powers; the few were attempting to enslave the many; touchy point; remedy; government of choice; chance; outrages against law and justice; information; protection; their conduct; rebellion; British lines; our borders; victory; mercy; grace; duty;
Key Phrases we cannot long exist under our present government
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