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Glover, John (1732-1797) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04653 Author/Creator: Glover, John (1732-1797) Place Written: Marblehead, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 July 1790 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 25.2 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Requests assistance in obtaining the position of collection officer at the port of Marblehead. Asks Knox to recommend him to President George Washington for the appointment. For a recommendation of Glover given by Benjamin Hichborn, refer to GLC02437.04652.

People: Glover, John, 1732-1797
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Letter of Introduction or RecommendationOffice SeekerPresidentGovernment and CivicsTaxes or TaxationFinanceCommerceRevolutionary War General

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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