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Secretary of War provides recruiting instructions to Benjamin Biggs

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CollectionCarnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Isaac Craig Papers view image
Document Information
Date March 31, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Benjamin Biggs (primary)
Summary Knox sends a signed copy of the War Department policy on recruitment to Benjamin Biggs. Biggs has been tasked to raise a company of riflemen. Blank enlistment paperwork enclosed. Personal note from Knox that the pay for non-commissioned officers was high and therefore only those men of impeccable character should receive the position of corporal or serjeant.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Benjamin Biggs; Henry Knox; company; riflemen; recruiter; deserter; musician; physician; surgeon; negro; mulatto; Indian; vagrant; transient person; yeoman; farmer; ;
Related Places War Department; Virginia; barracks; ;
Keywords rations; supplies; provisions; utensils; advance; clothing; compensation; returns; arms; accoutrement; blank enlistment; ;
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