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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Jeremiah Wadsworth

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03318 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 October 1786 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.8 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Mentions the probability of war with the Indians and advises on the need to make preparations. Encourages the promotion of Major [possibly John] Wyllys, an "excellent officer," to the frontier forces. Discusses the "Philadelphia arrangement," perhaps referring to a loan Wadsworth was working on with Robert Morris in which Congress would borrow money from them against future income from the treasury.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804
Wyllys, John Plasgrave, 1754-1790
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American Indian HistoryRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryGovernment and CivicsFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionEconomicsMobs and RiotsShays' RebellionRebellion

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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