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Carrington, Edward (1749-1810) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04209 Author/Creator: Carrington, Edward (1749-1810) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 May 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 21.4 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Wrote Knox recently and thought he might be able to visit "the metropolis," but now believes he must "decline the trip." Would prefer not to leave while his arrangements are still so tentative, and asks that Knox provide him with useful information as he sees fit. (Carrington may be referring to his prospects of receiving an appointment with the new government; see GLC02437.04167.)

People: Carrington, Edward, 1749-1810
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralTravelOffice SeekerGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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