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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Egbert Benson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03073 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 December 1784 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Knox introduces James Walker to Benson, a Continental Congressman. Of Walker, writes "He resided in Canada at the commencement of this War, and has suffered severely from his attachment to our cause- he hopes however to derive some consolation from the [justice] of Congress." Asks Benson to support Walker's case, which he will present before Congress.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: RatificationLetter of Introduction or RecommendationContinental CongressCongressRevolutionary WarSoldier's PayFinanceCanada

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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