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Knox, William (1756-1795) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03970 Author/Creator: Knox, William (1756-1795) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 August 1788 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.7 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports on business in New York during Henry's absence. Forwards letters that arrived in the morning by packet. Two are to Lucy Knox from her sister. Another letter, apparently a duplicate of previous correspondence, is addressed to Knox from Samuel Shaw. In this letter, Shaw "seems offended with R[obert] Morris..." Also received correspondence from his friend James Webber asserting that William owes Webber money. Sent Arthur St. Clair, General Josiah Harmar, and others recent resolves of Congress. Encloses letters from Delaware Works (possibly from Samuel Ogden) for Knox. Reports that commissioners have gone to Albany to negotiate a treaty with the Indians, writing "...it is now Currently said in Town & believed there will be none- as the Indians have adopted the Idea of going to the Ohio treaty."

People: Knox, William, 1756-1795
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Harmar, Josiah, 1753-1813
St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Ogden, Samuel, 1746-1810
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American Indian HistoryRevolutionary War GeneralChildren and FamilyFinanceMilitary HistoryNorthwest TerritoryFrontiers and ExplorationContinental CongressCongressLawIndustryTreatyDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsWestward ExpansionDebt

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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