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Surveyor for Inland Navigation Project

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CollectionWashington Headquarters State Historical Site: Washington Hdqtrs. St. Hist. Site view image
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Date April 7, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name William Smith (primary)
Summary Letter, advises re surveyor for inland navigation project.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups William Smith; Henry Knox; John Hills; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Connecticut River; Boston; ;
Keywords stranger; afford him such advice and assistance; employed by me to investigate this subject and to ascertain by actual surveys; sensible that many people may suppose the idea; prospect of the immense public advantages to be reaped from the measure; result different from my wish; troubled with the idea; reflections upon this subject; induced to believe that my opinion was more conformable to my wishes than to the real nature of the object; ascertain its practicability by some able surveyor; subject has been postponed; years past; opinion that is was possible to open an inland navigation from Connecticut river to Boston; ;
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