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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Andrew Gardner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04314 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 August 1789 Pagination: 1 p. ; 31.7 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Has received Gardner's recent letter (see GLC02437.04307). Does not know whether any new lighthouses will be set up, or whether there will be any vacancies for lighthouse-keepers. Writes that if, in the course of business, he is able to help Gardner in any way, he would be happy to do so.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMaritimeOffice SeekerGovernment and CivicsLighthouse

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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