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Knox, William (1756-1795) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04741 Author/Creator: Knox, William (1756-1795) Place Written: Sandy Hook, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: September 1790 Pagination: 1 p. ; address : 22.7 cm. x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: William Knox describes to Knox the weather around the sea and the lighthouse before an expected storm. Asks Henry to remember "the subjects of an appointment to Cork or Limerick."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, William, 1756-1795

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: DiplomacyLighthouseRevolutionary War GeneralMaritimeOffice SeekerGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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