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Grayson, William (1736-1790) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03252 Author/Creator: Grayson, William (1736-1790) Place Written: Trenton, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 March 1786 Pagination: 1 p. ; 34.4 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes, "I received a tickett from you just as I was setting out from N York, & had not then time to answer it. I am sorry it is not now in my power to say any thing certainly on the subject matter of it. We yesterday had an audience before the Assembly, but have had no answer, neither can we form any conclusions as to what will be the result of our Embassy. A bill for paper money, including a right of tendering, is before the Upper house and will be decided on in a day or two; it is said the Council are nearly divided in opinion on this important subject."

People: Grayson, William, 1736-1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsCoins and CurrencyBankingFinanceEconomicsLawPetitionRevolutionary War General

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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