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Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04234 Author/Creator: Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) Place Written: Marietta, Ohio Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 June 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 32.2 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes via their mutual friend, General [Rufus] Putnam, but unfortunately has no news to report from the Western territories. Discusses his pleasure at the commencement of the new government, especially at the fact that "our Cincinnatus has been induced to once more quit his Plough" (referring to General George Washington's decision to accept the Presidency). Had wished for his Excellency's success and happiness, and asks Knox to send his best wishes to the President. Also sends his best wishes to Mrs. Knox, Knox's brother William, and asks him to "remember me to any of our friends who are kind enough to think of me."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820
Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Knox, William, 1756-1795

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Frontiers and ExplorationRevolutionary War GeneralNorthwest TerritoryWestward ExpansionGovernment and CivicsUS ConstitutionClassical World and Ancient CivilizationPresident

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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