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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Rufus King

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03366 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 December 1786 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.5 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he has "nothing of consequence to communicate." Discusses the death of a Mr. Nash, as well as the doings of friends and colleagues including Mr. [possibly Edward] Carrington and Mr. [possibly Robert] Morris. Mentions trying to contact members of Congress who seem to have left the New York area. Sends regards to Mrs. King.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
King, Rufus, 1755-1827
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Carrington, Edward, 1749-1810

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralContinental CongressCongressMilitary HistoryDeathGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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