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Rodney, Thomas (1744-1811) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04345 Author/Creator: Rodney, Thomas (1744-1811) Place Written: Delaware Type: Autograph letter signed Date: August 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 22.7 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Written from "Poplar Grove, Delaware." Is happy to hear that Knox will continue on as Secretary of War. Declares that he has written to the President and recommended Colonel John Parks for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Would like Knox to speak favorably of the nomination to the President, if he supports it.

People: Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Parks, John, fl. 1789
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralPresidentGovernment and CivicsJudiciaryLetter of Introduction or RecommendationOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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