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Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04332 Author/Creator: Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) Place Written: Marietta, Ohio Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 August 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32.2 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Received his recent letter and hopes that Knox's child is restored to health. Is overjoyed to hear of the President's recovery; feels his death might have caused dramatic instability. Discusses his interest in the "doings of Congress," especially the Treasury Bill. Mentions that he is "very poor" and trusts that Knox will help him acquire a government appointment if possible. Also relates that they have apprehended a Virginian man named Wetzell who fired on an Indian man by the name of Washington. Has enclosed some letters to his friends (not present) for Knox to forward.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Frontiers and ExplorationAmerican Indian HistoryRevolutionary War GeneralHealth and MedicalChildren and FamilyDiseaseDeathPresidentGovernment and CivicsCongressFinanceLawNorthwest Indian WarNorthwest TerritoryPovertyOffice SeekerEconomics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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