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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Thomas Rodney

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04352 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 September 1789 Pagination: 2p. : docket ; 32 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he received Rodney's last letter, respecting Rodney's correspondence with the President about Judge [Thomas] McKean and Colonel John Parks (see GLC02437.04345). Believes the President has complete knowledge of the character of these gentlemen, and does not flatter himself that he has special influence over the President. However, if he may be of some use, he will certainly provide his positive opinion.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811
Washington, George, 1732-1799
McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817
Parks, John, fl. 1789

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLetter of Introduction or RecommendationOffice SeekerGovernment and CivicsJudiciaryPresident

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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