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Freeman, Constant (1757-1824) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04301 Author/Creator: Freeman, Constant (1757-1824) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 July 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 22 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks him for his recent letter and for the apology Knox made in it for not writing sooner. Writes that he is unsure what position in the government he would like to apply for, and knows that Congress has not yet created all the positions they plan to create. Thanks Knox for his continued support.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralCongressGovernment and CivicsOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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