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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Clement Biddle

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03223 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 December 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.1 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes in response to Biddle's letter of 29 November (see GLC02437.03221). Comments that he feels Congress has done everything in its power to handle the Algerine [pirate] situation, so he does not think it necessary for them to obtain any frigates to send out on the sea. Also discusses the places at which provisions will be issued on the Ohio [likely the Ohio River]. Hopes Biddle will attempt to win the contract to issue the rations, and will contact him again when he has more information.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: NavyPiratesRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMilitary ProvisionsCommerceMerchants and TradeContractFinanceBarbary CoastAfricaCongressLawMaritimeGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsDiplomacy

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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