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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.

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.

Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

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