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Jones, Nathan (fl. 1790-1792) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04659 Author/Creator: Jones, Nathan (fl. 1790-1792) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 July 1790 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 22.9 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: States that he worked as a clerk in the War Department for five years previously, when the office was located in Philadelphia. Asks to be considered for a position when the War Office returns to Philadelphia, if any vacancies arise. "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

People: Jones, Nathan, fl. 1790-1792
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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