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Freeman, Jeremiah (fl. 1775-1789) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04191 Author/Creator: Freeman, Jeremiah (fl. 1775-1789) Place Written: Dover, Delaware Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 May 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 32.5 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes, "The honor I have had in serving under your immediate Command in the late war, has encouraged me to ask a favor, which is, some employment under you." Says that Delaware Senator John Vining will be helping him as well. Very similar, though not identical, to GLC02437.04189.

People: Freeman, Jeremiah, fl. 1775-1789
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Vining, John, 1758-1802

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralOffice SeekerGovernment and CivicsLetter of Introduction or Recommendation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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