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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Tobias Lear

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04815 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter Date: 1 January 1791 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.6 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Knox says he received a letter from Abraham Ogden regarding Samuel Ogden and "the subject of the attorneyship of New Jersey." Knox thinks Samuel Ogden will gladly the accept the appointment. Knox mentioned the matter to Henry Jackson "with the request that he would state it to the President."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816
Ogden, Samuel, 1746-1810
Ogden, Abraham, 1743-1798
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Runaway SlaveOffice SeekerPresidentGovernment and CivicsLaw

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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