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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Thomas FitzSimons

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04302 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 July 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 28.2 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he received Mr. FitzSimons's letter regarding employment for Mr. Hall (see GLC02437.04297). Regrets to inform him that there are no vacancies in his office, so he cannot offer Mr. Hall a job, even though he would like to help Mr. Hall, who seems to be a worthy character who suffered many misfortunes.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Fitzsimons, Thomas, 1741-1811

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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