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Barrett, Samuel (1739-1798) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04249 Author/Creator: Barrett, Samuel (1739-1798) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 June 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 30.5 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Declares that he received Knox's last letter, and would like to ask him to forward to the President a copy of a letter from Governor [John] Hancock, which he transcribes on the bottom half of the page. Hancock's letter recommends Barrett for a job with the federal government.

People: Barrett, Samuel, 1739-1798
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralPresidentGovernment and CivicsLetter of Introduction or RecommendationOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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