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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Jeremiah Wadsworth

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03304 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Springfield, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 October 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.9 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes, apparently of the recent Shays' Rebellion, "The insurrection here has certainly been of an alarming nature. It must have extensive consequences." Discusses the potential goal of the rebels and possible ways to protect the town of Springfield.

People: Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMobs and RiotsRebellionShays' RebellionGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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