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Higginson, Stephen (1743-1828) [to Henry Knox]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03336 Author/Creator: Higginson, Stephen (1743-1828) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 November 1786 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22.9 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the upcoming possible war with the Indians, and especially the financial prospects of Congress. Believes that Congress will be able to raise more money. Mentions that the Treasurer (possibly Robert Morris) has offered his loan, and that others in a position to do so will feel compelled to provide funding as well. Recipient inferred from content. See GLC02437.03317 and .03343 for related information.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Higginson, Stephen, 1743-1828

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American Indian HistoryRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMobs and RiotsRebellionShays' RebellionContinental CongressCongressFinance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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