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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Winthrop Sargent

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03478 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 2 March 1787 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 31.8 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Body of the letter and signature in the hand of Robert Pemberton, Knox's aide. Discusses surveys that Sargent requested and where they should be deposited. Notes he has not seen Captain Hutchins yet to discuss the survey of the 5th range. States that Board of Treasury is of the opinion the surveys should be delivered to Hutchins since he was the principal in the business and that Knox agrees with them. Mentions [Major William] North's resignation from the Office of Inspectors, noting that it has not taken affect yet due to the recent raising of troops. Mentions the irregular Congressional meetings and that nine of the states recently met and discussed the [Constitutional] Convention being held in May at Philadelphia. Noted as a copy on the docket.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionRevolutionary War GeneralSurveyingContinental CongressCongressGovernment and CivicsFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionMilitary HistoryRebellionMobs and RiotsShays' RebellionGeography and Natural HistoryUS Constitutional Convention

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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