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Williams, Otho Holland (1749-1794) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04737 Author/Creator: Williams, Otho Holland (1749-1794) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 September 1790 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25.6 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Explains that he did not see Knox's letter of 21 July 1790 until now because Williams had been in Sweet Springs, Virginia on account of his health. He mentions an unexpected excerpt "from Col. Harmar's letter" that Knox sent. Williams says that "the returns that have been made, and the estimates that have been approved; together with the other testimonies in favor of the contractors, and upon which the secretary of the Treasury has been pleased to order further advances of money on account of the contract, will concur to restore their credit at the War Office: and to regain your confidence and good opinion."

People: Williams, Otho Holland, 1749-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralHealth and MedicalMuster Rolls and ReturnsContractFinanceDebtMilitary SuppliesMilitary History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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