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Savage, Joseph (1756-1814) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03217 Author/Creator: Savage, Joseph (1756-1814) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 November 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 30.2 x 19 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03217 Author/Creator: Savage, Joseph (1756-1814) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 November 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 30.2 x 19 cm.

Written from Weston, likely in Massachusetts, near Boston. Thanks Knox for his kind letters. Reports that "Unfortunately for me all the wishes and exertions of my friends in my behalf have proved abortive. Maj.r Perkins has that appointment." Asks that if any post opens up that Knox thinks he "can fill with reputation to myself and benefit to the public," that he remembers him for it. See GLC02437.03215 for a letter on the same topic.

May be referring to Major William Perkins, who, in November 1785, was appointed to Lieutenant Colonel with command of the Castle in Boston Harbor. Information from www.newenglandancestors.org.

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