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Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03448 Author/Creator: Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 February 1787 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 22.9 x 19.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Has had two conferences with Mr. [Robert] Morris, and writes that Morris is discouraged with the status of public affairs. Had understood that the "monied men" of Massachusetts would be providing funding as well, but they have not. New York has approved regulations limiting the amount that state will contribute, and Pennsylvania has contributed some money but must allocate much of it to its "own pension list." Maryland is having difficulties, as well. Declares that he and Mr. Morris both feel that "every thing wears a gloomy & unpromising aspect." Also comments on guarding the stores at Springfield. Discusses his own financial dealings, as well as that of others, including General [Nathanael] Greene (he spells it "Green"; may be referring to settling the estate of the recently deceased General). "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

People: Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsFinanceRebellionMobs and RiotsShays' RebellionLawArticles of ConfederationPensionsMilitary HistoryArtilleryAmmunitionMilitary SuppliesEstate

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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