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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Diego Gardoqui y Arriquibar

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03541 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 May 1787 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.1 x 20 cm.

Asks Don Diego de Gardoqui to help a soldier, Captain Thomas Wooster, the son of General David Wooster of Connecticut. Wooster needs to go to Trinidad on personal business and Knox requests that Gardoqui give a letter of introduction to the Governor of that island.

My dear Sir
The bearer [struck: a gentleman] [struck: is a gentleman], Capt. Thomas Wooster is [struck: a gentleman] [inserted: was an officer in the late army] the son General Wooster of Connecticut who was killed in the service of the United States, during the late war. [struck: Capt] [inserted: Mr.] Wooster has determined to take up his residence [inserted: in [a commercial line]] at the Spanish free port of Trinadad - He has solicited me to request that you would be pleased to give him a letter of introduction to the Governor of that Island - I have hesitated - concerning that possibly it may be inconsistent [strikeout] with yr [strikeout] station or, [strikeout] otherwise be improper - If so I pray you to act most freely - and decline it - that if you should be unconstrained in any degree, you will do me a favor by [strikeout] informing the Govt that Mr Wooster is a [struck: man of] gentleman of good [2] family - & respected man of honor & [principal]
I am with great respect
and attatchmt
[struck: Mr] my dear sir
your humble srvt
H Knox

Don Diego de Gardoqui
4 May 1787

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