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Gorham, Nathaniel (1738-1796) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04278 Author/Creator: Gorham, Nathaniel (1738-1796) Place Written: Charlestown, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 July 1789 Pagination: 2 p. ; 30.4 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses a bill under discussion in the Court [probably the General Court of Massachusetts] dealing with "revenue collection." Had planned to leave the following day for New York, but believes that he will have to delay the trip for business reasons. Expects to arrive in New York by Thursday, 16 July. Asks Knox to visit the President on his behalf and recommend a Mr. Melvil for a government appointment. Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Gorham, Nathaniel, 1738-1796
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsLawTaxes or TaxationFinanceLetter of Introduction or RecommendationOffice SeekerPresident

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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