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Winslow, Samuel (fl. 1781-1797) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04237 Author/Creator: Winslow, Samuel (fl. 1781-1797) Place Written: Portland, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 June 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 31 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he has for sometime been unsure how to ask Knox whether he might help him find a position with the federal government, preferably near where he lives. Would like to bring up his sons to be educated and respectable enough to remain in genteel society. Imagines that one of his friends might have already recommended him to Knox. Believes that Knox might suspect his employment in a public office might distract him from their mutual interests in the Waldo patent lands, but Winslow believes that this should not be a problem. Adds that Knox knows how much Winslow wants the new government to succeed. Would especially like a position with the revenue department.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Winslow, Samuel, fl. 1781-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionWaldo PatentRevolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsOffice SeekerEducationChildren and FamilyLetter of Introduction or RecommendationTaxes or Taxation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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