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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Thomas Hutchins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03279 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 June 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes again to recommend his friend Major [Winthrop] Sargent for a position: "Major Sargent will deliver you this. He takes letters to you from a number of the delegates in Congress, and will in consequence I hope receive an appointment from you. I am persuaded no accommodations on your part will be wanting, and solely on the presumption of your having the power of appointment in case of vacancies he makes his journey of nearly seven hundred miles. His abilities, and attention will I have no doubt ensure him your esteem and friendship." See GLC02437.03271 for a related document.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLetter of Introduction or RecommendationOffice SeekerContinental CongressCongressSurveyingGeography and Natural HistoryLand TransactionFrontiers and ExplorationTravelGovernment and CivicsWestward Expansion

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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