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Bauman, Sebastian (1739-1803) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04213 Author/Creator: Bauman, Sebastian (1739-1803) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 May 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 32.8 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to remind him of a letter he wrote to Knox previously, asking Knox to help him financially (perhaps by finding him a job). Argues that he was left impoverished because he spent so much time in "pursuit for the honor of my Country." Adds that he does not have family or friends in a position to help him, so he hopes that Knox will speak with the President and Vice President on his behalf. Docketed 21 May 1789.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Bauman, Sebastian, 1739-1803

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralOffice SeekerRevolutionary WarMilitary HistorySoldier's PayFinancePovertyChildren and FamilyPresidentVice PresidentGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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