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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Jonathan Williams

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04351 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 September 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 32.1 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks him for his two recent letters relating to Judge [Thomas] McKean (see GLC02437.04285) and to Captain Newman (see GLC02437.04330). Writes that he will not compliment him on his public letter to the judge, but whenever he has heard merchants discuss the letter, they appear to agree with his position. Would be happy to help Captain Newman, "because you request it, and because I believe him to be an excellent soldier." However, he does not believe that more military forces will be raised in the near future, but if it should happen that more are raised, he will help the Captain.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815
Newman, Samuel, -1791
McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralJudiciaryMerchants and TradeMilitary HistoryRecruitmentOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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