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Bruce, Stephen (d. 1801) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04313 Author/Creator: Bruce, Stephen (d. 1801) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 August 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23.1 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Has not, until now, solicited Knox regarding employment because of his awareness that many of Knox's friends must have already asked. Writes that he believes Knox will soon be reappointed to his position and hopes he will be able to continue to provide services and supplies to Knox as he needs them.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Bruce, Stephen, fl. 1786-1801

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralOffice SeekerGovernment and CivicsMerchants and TradeCommerce

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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