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Peck, William (1755-1832) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04641 Author/Creator: Peck, William (1755-1832) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 July 1790 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 32.8 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks Knox to set an interview with Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth prior to the Congressional meeting. Adds that this request is based on Wadsworth's wishes, in order to discuss the nomination of the officers for the State of Rhode Island, an issue which the President plans to send to the Senate.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Peck, William, 1755-1832
Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralCongressPresidentGovernment and CivicsOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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