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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Samuel Barrett

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04283 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 July 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Received his recent letters with their enclosures, and delivered the enclosures to the President. Writes that the President's recent illness has limited his ability to consider candidates for public office, but agrees that Barrett's documents will receive the fullest consideration.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralPresidentOffice SeekerHealth and MedicalGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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