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Coxe, Tench (1755-1824) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04884 Author/Creator: Coxe, Tench (1755-1824) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 March 1791 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25.6 x 20.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Tells Knox he is inclosing "brief remarks upon a subject of public importance." He further asks Knox, "I beg leave to remark that I do not appear to be the writer except to such public Characters as from a sense of duty & from respect I deem it necessary to communicate a copy." The letter does not specify what his remarks actually were.

People: Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsLiterature and Language ArtsJournalism

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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