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Bowles, Ralph H. (1757-1813) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04728 Author/Creator: Bowles, Ralph H. (1757-1813) Place Written: Machias, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 September 1790 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 31.9 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Bowles asks Secretary of War Knox for assistance in obtaining the post of collection officer for the port of Machias. Bowles does not want to bother President George Washington about this. Bowles lists his credentials as a former soldier and good citizen of Washington County.

People: Bowles, Ralph H., 1757-1813
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsOffice SeekerCommerceTaxes or TaxationPresidentMilitary History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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