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Letter to Surveyor

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CollectionNew York Public Library: Henry Knox Papers view image
Document Information
Date August 30, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Andrew Ellicot (primary)
Summary Secretary Knox directs Andrew Ellicot, surveyor, for the immediate commencement of activity in Georgia.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
Document Notes Duplicate.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Andrew Ellicot; Henry Knox; George Washington; Captain Burrows;
Related Places War Department; Georgia;
Keywords post of yesterday; favor; business; instant attention; assistants; skill and judgment; not a moment more time can be lost; deputies; office; instruments; instructions; supply of money; vessel.;
Key Phrases the President of the United States consents, that they shall go forward to commence the operation, on the express condition that as soon as you can be spared from your present work, that you repair to Georgia, in order to correct, finish and sanction what may have been done.
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