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Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03379 Author/Creator: Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 December 1786 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Is presently at Mr. [Stephen] Bruce's, whom he and Knox have discussed "respecting his supplying in some way as a public agent." Thinks this is a good time to determine that point. Writes, "Bruce is in every respect perfectly ready & I have no doubt the issue will be [illegible: met] to a charm." Declares that Harry [likely Henry Jackson] is fully engaged in this business. Mentions that Bruce has sent letters to the Commissioners and to Knox on the subject. Sends regards to Mrs. Knox.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Hichborn, Benjamin, 1746-1817
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Bruce, Stephen, fl. 1786-1801
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesCommerceMerchants and TradeFinance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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