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Clinton, George (1739-1812) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02841 Author/Creator: Clinton, George (1739-1812) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 18 December 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.4 x 19.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Expresses his happiness that the Council shares his sentiments and forwards a resolution (not included). Says the resolution not only affects him, but also the officers and privates.

People: Clinton, George, 1739-1812
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military HistoryGovernment and CivicsRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralVice President

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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