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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Duer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04459 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 January 1790 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.7 x 20.5 cm.

Wishes Duer a happy new year and relays information he heard from Major [Winthrop] Sargent. Sargent reports that the bearer, from the Ohio area,indicates trouble with a military provisions agreement. Knox informs Duer to take immediate measures to "remedy any evils" that may have occured. Knox's working draft. Noted as private. Docket is written in Knox's hand.

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