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Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04136 Author/Creator: Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 March 1789 Pagination: 2 p. ; 31.1 x 18.4 cm.

Declares that Knox must think him a "Barbarian" for not writing sooner, and apologizes. Briefly touches on Waldo patent business. Discusses the possible appointment of a Mr. Frederick, a former naval officer, to the new government. Writes that Governor [John] Hancock is still sick, but less incapacitated than he had been. Mentions that Mr. [John] Adams, the new Vice President, has bought a coach through his agent, Colonel Smith, from Mr. [James] Swan. Sends Mrs. Hichborn's regards to Mrs. Knox, and reports that he should be arriving in New York some time next month.

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