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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Jeremiah Wadsworth

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04422 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 November 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.1 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Encloses five accounts and asks Wadsworth to sign them, noting that his signature is necessary for the accounts' settlement. Asks him to return all warrants that will not be paid before 15 December, as Knox wishes to close his accounts with the treasury before that date. Discusses the French Revolution: "What an uproar in France! The instability of human affairs has never been displayed in stronger colors! The clouds and darkness hang on the issue." Mentions the Marquis de Lafayette. Adds that he is sorry to hear that Wadsworth and his children have the influenza.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFinanceGovernment and CivicsEcology and Wildlife PreservationFreemenGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryHealth and MedicalAbolitionChildren and Family

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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