Discussion of Company to Be Raised

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Date May 15, 1791
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses company to be raised.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Jeremiah Olney; Greenman; Colonel Dexter; Lieutenant Sherman; ;
Related Places Providence; Boston; New York; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords recruiting service; demand for labor; enlisted; soldierly appearance; clothing; ;
Key Phrases forwarded to Boston agreeable to your directions; public service; gentleman whose heart like his again thirsts for military glory should remain idle; cloathing; [clothing]; flatter myself that he will bring on the commission for Mr. Greenman to take charge of the company; apprehensive he does not exert himself in forwarding the service as he was supplyed with two hundred dollars a month past for the recruiting service; sory to inform you that the company raising here does not fill so fast as I could wish; men seem rather unwilling to engage for the encouragement offered; recruiting service is much retarded by the demand for labour this spring; farmers; ensign of the company continues very industrious he has enlisted twelve recruits and they are all likely men and make a soldierly appearance as they march through the streets;

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