PRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 8/1832 CO-SIGNED BY: THOMAS P. GWYNN - HFSID 4945
ZACHARY TAYLOR Building the road from Green Bay to Fort Crawford. Partly Printed Document Signed: "Z. Taylor, Col/Comdg", 1p, 21x16½. Fort Crawford, 1832 August. Headed: "Muster Roll of Non-commissioned Officers and Privates employed on extra duty, as Mechanics and Laborers, at Fort Crawford"
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Building the road from Green Bay to Fort Crawford.
Partly Printed Document Signed: "Z. Taylor, Col/Comdg", 1p, 21x16½. Fort Crawford, 1832 August. Headed: "Muster Roll of Non-commissioned Officers and Privates employed on extra duty, as Mechanics and Laborers, at Fort Crawford". Twenty-six names are listed: two sergeants, three captains, 19 privates and two corporals, of Companies A, B, D, F and G of the 1st Infantry. It is noted that each has been employed by order of Col. Z. Taylor. Occupations included carpenter, painter, teamster, stone mason, blacksmith, quarrier, plasterer and laborer. Salaries were uniform: 15 cents per day. In 1830, Congress had authorized the building of a military road from Chicago to Green Bay. On April 4, 1832, Taylor became Colonel of the 1st Infantry, headquartered at Fort Crawford, Prairie du Chien, Michigan Territory (now Wisconsin). That year, Secretary of War Lewis Cass proposed that the road be continued from Green Bay to Prairie du Chien. Taylor's infantry had the responsibility of cutting down steep hills, building bridges and constructing causeways. Twelve years after this document was signed, Zachary Taylor was the victorious Whig candidate for President, defeating the Democratic nominee, former Secretary of War Lewis Cass. Folds, not touching signature. Pinhead-size holes at blank cross folds. Fine condition.
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