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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to James Bowdoin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03316 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 October 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.5 x 20 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03316 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 October 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to introduce Governor Bowdoin to Major [William] North, who is currently Inspector of Troops. Says that North wishes to be included in the line of troops being raised. Comments that he is a citizen of Massachusetts by birth and residence and that he is an honorable and worthy officer.

Full Transcript: [draft]
New York 22 October 1786
Sir
[struck: Major North who will deliver this [to me] ]
I beg leave to introduce to your Excellency Major North. [struck: the bearer] He is at ...present inspector of the troops but is desirous of [struck: entering] of being in the line of the troops about to be raised - He is in every respect worthy of attention, as [struck: an] [inserted and struck: a most] [inserted: an] excellent [struck: and man] [inserted: officer] and a man of honor - He is a citizen of Massachusetts by birth [illegible] and residence and was an officer in that [illegible] Continental troops of that state until the end of the War -
I have the honor to be
Sir with great respect
Your Excellencys most
Obedient humble sert

His Excellency Govr Bowdoin
[docket]
His Excellency Govnr
Bowdoin 22d Octr
1786 -
Major North
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790
North, William, 1755-1836

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryRecruitmentFrontiers and ExplorationMobs and RiotsRebellionShays' Rebellion

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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