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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Robert Morris

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03146 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 May 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.6 x 20 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03146 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 May 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.6 x 20 cm.

Transmits Morris a letter from Samuel Shaw, who served as Knox's aide during the Revolutionary War. Shaw hopes to gain employment from Morris in an unspecified position.

Morris, a Philadelphia merchant and financier, served as Continental Congressman (1775-1778), National Superintendent of Finance (1781-1784), and United States Senator (1789-1795).

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