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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Benjamin Lincoln

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04306 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 July 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 31.8 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Received General Lincoln's recent letter. Writes that "Mr. Lowells character has been placed before the President" but he does not know whether a "personal application" would be worthwhile; believes it would depend on Mr. Lowell's opinion. Adds that the House of Representatives will look at the federal bill tomorrow, which means that the President will not be ready to sign it until 10 August at least, so Mr. Lowell has time to decide. Also discusses a new bill for the collection of revenue.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralOffice SeekerPresidentGovernment and CivicsCongressLawTaxes or TaxationFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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