Wanted: An Appointment with the Western Army

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Date March 9, 1791
Author Name John Fitch (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Since his zeal in attempting to invent a steam boat has reduced him to a state of penury, Fitch petitions Knox for a position with the Western Army. An appointment as Surveyor of the Army would suit him well.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; John Fitch; Western Army; Secretary of State [Jefferson]; Surveyor of the Army; ;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords petition; steam boat; gunsmith busines; state of easy living; state of penury; ;
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