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Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04330 Author/Creator: Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 August 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 23 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to remind Knox of his friend Mr. Samuel Newman. Thinks Knox might know him by reputation from the army, and declares that he is so attached to military life that he awakens to the sounds of "Reveille" in his head. Asks for Knox's help seeking employment for Newman. Also sends his regards to Mr. [Samuel] Shaw and to thank Shaw for his continued friendship to Williams's brother Jack. Sends his respects to Mrs. Knox and their family.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Newman, Samuel, -1791

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryOffice SeekerFriendship

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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