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Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03135 Author/Creator: Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 April 1785 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 22.6 x 18.4 cm.

Hopes that [Samuel Blachley] Webb will be appointed, referring to his previous suggestion that Knox appoint Webb to work for him in the War Office. Mentions the recent resignation of General Schuyler (possibly Philip Schuyler) from an unspecified post. Notes that he and a John Brown were nominated for the position, but Brown received the post. Criticizes Brown extensively.

Wadsworth was a sea captain and merchant who served as deputy and commissary general during the Revolution. He was a member of the Continental Congress in 1788 and was elected to the First, Second, and Third Congresses (4 March 1789 - 3 March 1795). Samuel Blachley (Blatchley in some sources) served as one of George Washington's aides in the Revolutionary War.

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