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Cockle, John (fl. 1789) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04325 Author/Creator: Cockle, John (fl. 1789) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 August 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 31.3 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to ask for employment under Knox. Emphasizes that he must support an aging mother and three sisters. Explains the financial misfortunes of himself and his family. Mentions several of the others he has contacted on the subject, including Colonel [David] Humphreys.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Cockle, John, fl. 1789
Humphreys, David, 1752-1818

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsPovertyFinanceChildren and FamilyWomen's HistoryOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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