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Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03533 Author/Creator: Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 April 1787 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 23.9 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Knox that he is not disappointed by the disbandment of the troops since he was expecting it. Discusses William North's retracted resignation of the office of Inspector General, which Sargent was to have taken over as North's replacement. Expresses his embarrassment over this as everyone thought he would receive the appointment until North decided not to resign. "To have told me absolutely that he would not continue in the office - & inform'd a number of my friends that he had resigned in my favor, & to resume it (thereby apparently displacing me at his own Pleasure) more than a little mortifies me." Thanks Knox for some trouble he took with Sargent's maps. Stamped "Boston." "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryStanding ArmyOffice SeekerGeography and Natural HistorySurveyingFrontiers and ExplorationWestward Expansion

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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