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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to President and Directors of the Bank of New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01561 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter signed Date: 26 August 1789 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Secretary of War Knox transfers a letter from President Washington (not included). Requests a $10,000 loan and additional monies when needed for the commissioners negotiating treaties with Indians. Written from the "War Office."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American Indian HistoryBank of the USBankingFinanceTreatyDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsEconomics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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