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Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego (1735-1798) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03551 Author/Creator: Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego (1735-1798) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 May 1787 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.9 x 20.4 cm.

Asks Knox to deliver the enclosed letter (not included) to George Washington and informs him that all their mutual friends in the area are well. Wishes "the Convenssion [sic] & the Cincinatus all manner of success," referring to the upcoming Constitutional Convention and the Society of the Cincinnati. Noted as written on Broadway, most likely the street in New York, New York. Don Diego Gardoqui signs as "James Gardoqui" (refer to GLC02437.03946, GLC02437.04349, GLC02437.04845, and GLC02437.08125 for related documents; handwriting comparisons confirm that Diego and James Gardoqui were the same person).

Don Diego de Gardoqui (1735-1798) was a Spanish merchant and diplomat.

My Dear General,
Your particular goodness & friendship makes me take a liberty which hope you will excuse: It is that of your delivering the enclos'd to the worthy General Washington, whom had my business permitted me I shou'd have waitted upon, many days ago. However I hope to do it soon & In the mean time give me leave to wish the Convenssion [sic] & the Cincinnatus all manner of success, for you know I am as much an American as the best.
All your Dear Freinds [sic] in my neighborhood are well & even number 8. from appearances farely in the way, so wishing you health & all happyness beleive me to be with great esteem & respect Dr. sir
Broad way 20th May 87. Your sincere Freind
Honble & obedt hble servt
General Knox. James Gardoqui

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