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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Henry Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03474 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 28 February 1787 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32.6 x 20.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses General [Rufus] Putnam as suitable candidate for handling their "eastern matters." Also suggests Colonel Maxwell and asks what Jackson thinks of him. Discusses a map that Captain Stone was to deliver to Jackson, possibly concerning Waldo patent lands. Thinks that if General [Benjamin Lincoln] is not chosen to attend the Philadelphia convention in May, Jackson should send him to the Cincinnati (referring to a meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati) with Brooks, Hull and Jackson himself. Comments, "Why do you not get your diplomas? Our friend Genl Washington must die - a diploma of his signature would be worth ten of any other persons - Besides this certainty of his stepping out of the world, he will be out of office as president, at the next meeting - "

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralContinental ArmyLetter of Introduction or RecommendationGeography and Natural HistoryUS ConstitutionUS Constitutional ConventionSociety of the CincinnatiFraternal OrganizationPresidentMilitary HistoryDeathFinanceSurveying

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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