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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Hancock

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03631 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 31 July 1787 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.8 x 19.9 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03631 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 31 July 1787 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.8 x 19.9 cm.

Letter of introduction for John Anstey, who is investigating the "actual Losses sustained by the loyalists during the late revolution." Noted as private.

[draft]
New York 31st July 1787
Sir
I beg leave to introduce to your Excellency Mr Anstey a gentleman [inserted: of respectable character & illegible] appointed [struck: by] [inserted: in consequence of an] act of of [sic] Parliament of Great Britain to enquire into the actual losses sustained by the loyalists during the late revolution. [struck: Mr Anstey] [inserted: He] has been in this city, and also to [struck: the] some of the southern states in the [prosecution] of his mission, [struck: and] [inserted struck: has been] every [strikeout] [inserted: information] that could be procured from the [public] documents [strikeout] [inserted: has been freely offered] him, and which will [inserted: also] I am persuaded be the case in the assembly
[strikeout]
[struck: Mr] I have the honor to be
with the greatest respect
Your excellencys most obedt &
Humble sert
His Excelly
Governor Hancock
[docket]
His Ex. Govr. Hancock
July 31. 1787
Private

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