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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Henry Sherburne

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04639 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 30 June 1790 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.2 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Colonel Sherburne, "I am unable to inform you of the motives which [induced] the President of the United States to nominate the persons he did to the service for officers in the customs at Newport." Assures Sherburne that although he was passed up for the position, he still retains high standing in the President's mind.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Sherburne, Henry, 1747-1824
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsPresidentOffice SeekerCommerceTaxes or TaxationFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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