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Bourne, Sylvanus (1761-1817) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04694 Author/Creator: Bourne, Sylvanus (1761-1817) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 August 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 25.6 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to Knox that he is concerned that a Mr. Keith is trying to get the marshalship of Massachusetts. Expresses confusion because he felt it likely that he would be appointed to that position. Bourne reaffirms his interest in the position, and asks for Knox's help in obtaining it. Says that General Lincoln and James Bowdoin both support Bourne for the position. Bourne dates the letter 1789, but the docket dates it 1790.

People: Bourne, Sylvanus, 1761-1817
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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