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Brooks, John (1752-1825) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03227 Author/Creator: Brooks, John (1752-1825) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 December 1785 Pagination: 2 p. ; 31.2 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: John Brooks, a member of the Massachusetts General Court, writes to Knox on a wide variety of political subjects. Discusses the Society of the Cincinnati, land grants to common people, redress of grievances of the public, and the passage of a treason act. Also reports the opinion of their mutual friend Putnam [perhaps General Rufus Putnam] on these subjects. Lastly, he and his wife send their regards to Mrs. Lucy Knox. A small piece of the page was torn away but has been retained with the document.

Background Information: General Rufus Putnam (1738-1824), a resident of Massachusetts, worked as a land surveyor after the Revolution and was a staunch advocate of land grants, according to preliminary research. He would ...subsequently go on to settle a large party of war veterans in Ohio.See More

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Brooks, John, 1752-1825
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Society of the CincinnatiLand TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsPoliticsFraternal OrganizationContinental ArmyMilitary HistoryLawFinanceLoyalistTreason

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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