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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Thomas Hutchins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03271 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 4 June 1786 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23.1 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to propose Hutchins hire his friend Major [possibly Winthrop] Sargent to be a surveyor on the Ohio. Relates that as Congress passed a new resolve empowering Hutchins to appoint people to the position, if the original appointees do not arrive within a certain amount of time, he thinks this would be a good opportunity for Sargent, who is eager to work for Hutchins as a surveyor. Would like to find out Hutchins's opinion on the subject, if he has not already made arrangements with others who want the job. See GLC02437.03279 for related items.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Hutchins, Thomas, 1730-1789
Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralOffice SeekerLetter of Introduction or RecommendationSurveyingFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionLand TransactionContinental CongressCongressGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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