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Tharp, John (1751-1819) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04220 Author/Creator: Tharp, John (1751-1819) Place Written: Marlborough, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 May 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 30.2 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Declares that he recently saw a newspaper advertisement about bounty lands for veterans and wondered whether he should apply. Also asks whether Knox knows of a job for which he might apply in the new government.

Background Information: Tharp notes the location as "Marlbrough." Docketed as being written from "Marlborough," likely Marlborough, New York, where Tharp lived for a time.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Tharp, John, 1751-1819

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralSoldier's PayGovernment and CivicsOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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