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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to James Swan

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03690 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 October 1787 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.5 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Returns Swan's account against John Campbell, "who has been liberated from Goal by an oath of Insolvency & gone to Europe." (Swan had a dispute with Campbell; see GLC02437.03437). Says he does not know what the charges of Colonel [Alexander?] Hamilton are on this business, but will let Swan know when he finds out. Supports the new Constitution, and believes it will be adopted ultimately. Adds, "Should Massachusetts & the other Eastern states embrace it eagerly much evil would be avoided." Date from docket.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Swan, James, 1754-1830

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionRatificationRevolutionary War GeneralDebtFinancePrisonerOathLawImmigration and MigrationFederalistsGovernment and CivicsPolitics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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