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Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03882 Author/Creator: Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 June 1788 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 32.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses Connecticut politics, referring to a sheriff whose actions may slow the payment of warrants. Informs Knox he will send him a letter via Pierpont Edwards, who will soon take a seat in Congress. Notes receipt of a circular letter from the General Meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati soliciting payment for Pierre L'Enfant, who designed badges for the Society of the Cincinnati. Intends to pay L'Enfant for his services and encloses something to Platt (presumably) money for that purpose. Wants to finish paying by the 4th of July.

People: Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825
Edwards, Pierpont, 1750-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Society of the CincinnatiRevolutionary War GeneralLawFinanceContinental CongressCongressMilitary HistorySoldier's PayFraternal OrganizationArt, Music, Theater, and FilmFourth of JulyLetter of Introduction or Recommendation

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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