Creator

Date Original

1791

Description

This letter was written by Henry Knox, Secretary of War, to Captain Jonathan Haskell concerning the recruitment and readiness of troops in the Massachusetts Militia.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Knox (1750–1806) was a military officer of the Continental Army and later the United States Army, and also served as the first United States Secretary of War.Jonathan Haskell was born in Massachusetts. He enlisted in the 14th Massachusetts Militia on January13, 1777, and was honorably discharged on November 1, 1796. He died December 13, 1814. I.B. Lawton, Haskell's great-grandson, moved to Benton County, Arkansas, in 1880, where he served as county judge.E.A. Walker, Lawton's great-grandson, donated the letter.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Massachusetts

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.008.017

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Henry Knox letter, SMC.008.017

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Henry Knox letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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