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Russell, Joseph (fl. 1789) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04328 Author/Creator: Russell, Joseph (fl. 1789) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 August 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 22.2 x 18.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks Knox for his help in negotiating Russell's affairs with the House of Livingston. Received a letter from John R. Livingston in which Livingston expresses concern for Russell's misfortunes. Livingston is powerless to do anything for or against his interests, as Livingston's agent, Andrew Stockholm, is in charge of the concerns of the company. Describes his legal dispute with the Livingston company. Asks Knox to provide him with updates regarding the status of Congress's bill about the Judiciary. Hopes that mutual friend General [Benjamin] Lincoln may help him receive an appointment as an officer of the court. Also asks Knox for a recommendation in his application for the Office of Marshal.

People: Russell, Joseph, fl. 1789
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Livingston, John Robert, 1755-1851
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFinanceDebtLawCongressJudiciaryGovernment and CivicsOffice SeekerLetter of Introduction or Recommendation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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