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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Jeremiah Wadsworth

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04091 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 January 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.4 x 19.3 cm.

Writes that he has no access to funds to make payments to a public account, so would like to know whether the state of Connecticut might be able to help contribute. Adds that he has heard about the elections results for Connecticut and is very pleased with the makeup of the Legislature.

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