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Brooks, John (1752-1825) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04346 Author/Creator: Brooks, John (1752-1825) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: August 1789 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 18.6 x 15.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he has not composed a letter to Knox for awhile in order not to interrupt the business of his office, and also, in order not to be a burden. Discusses his poor financial prospects and wishes for a government appointment. Asks Knox about his prospects for receiving a position, now and in the future. He and his wife send their respects to Mrs. Knox. Date taken from docket.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Brooks, John, 1752-1825
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsFinanceOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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