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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Benjamin Lincoln

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04232 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 5 June 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.6 x 20.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Unsigned. Writes that he feels for Lincoln's situation, but is "persuaded that your expectations from the new state of things will be disappointed." (See GLC02437.04226, in which Lincoln asks Knox for help finding a job with the new government.)

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralOffice SeekerGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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