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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Pierce Butler

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04303 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 July 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.9 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Received his favor via Captain Hall (see GLC02437.04296). Would like very much to be able to help Captain Hall, but he already employs many clerks and does not have any vacancies at present.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralOffice SeekerGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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