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Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04021 Author/Creator: Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 November 1788 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 22.8 x 18.9 cm.

Wadsworth comments on an escaped enslaved person or servant: "Mrs. Greene left us last Monday for Charleston Via N York on the night before she went away- her molatto man servant Ham left her & has been heard of on his way to Boston. she wishes to regain him he has been a favorite from his infancy & brot up un the family- as damed a rascal as [ever] was unhanged- & if I could now get him to Georgia she would sell him... I will have some body bring him away privately for I am told to do it publicly is impossible in Boston." Notes that his cousin, James Wadsworth, and other anti-Federalists have lost their influence in the [Connecticut] assembly. Says "The [antis] are making one more effort in ye Election of Assembly Men for the new Congress - but will fail!" Docket notes this letter was received and answered 5 November.

According to the American National Biography, Wadsworth was the executor of Nathanael Greene's estate after Greene's death in 1786.

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