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Cooper, Samuel (1757-1840) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04188 Author/Creator: Cooper, Samuel (1757-1840) Place Written: Newburgh, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 April 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 31.8 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Hopes not to offend him by communicating his wishes. Repeats his desire to obtain an appointment with the new government, whether in the civil or military arena. Notes that in a 27 February 1787 letter to Cooper, Knox had expressed a favorable opinion of him. Apologizes for troubling Knox on the subject.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Cooper, Samuel, 1757-1840

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralOffice SeekerMilitary HistoryLetter of Introduction or RecommendationGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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