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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Constant Freeman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04287 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 July 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Apologizes for not responding sooner to Freeman's most recent letter. Discusses the possibilities of civil employment for Freeman and comments on the amount of time it may take for Congress to make the necessary preparations.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Freeman, Constant, 1757-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralOffice SeekerCongressGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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