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Maunsell, John (ca. 1724-1795) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05404 Author/Creator: Maunsell, John (ca. 1724-1795) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 April 1792 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 23.9 x 18.9 cm.

Writes to inform Knox he received a packet from Colonel [Sebastian] Bauman containing Knox's letter to the Consul at Dublin, among other correspondence. Expects mail to arrive from London hourly, and expects news in the papers about key issues of the day, such as the recent capitulation by "Tippo" to Lord Cornwallis (referring to Tipu Sultan, a leader Cornwallis defeated in India while he was Governor-General there). Also refers to news about "Fayette [Lafayette] and the austrians" (he had recently been placed in charge of French forces attacking Austria). Sends his love to Mrs. Knox and the "amiable & beautiful Mrs. Flucker" (perhaps Sarah Lyons Flucker, Lucy Knox's sister-in-law). Adds a short note on the verso regarding New York's governor's election: "We are committeeing [sic] it away, about Jay - Clinton & Canvassars - it is believed, that Jay will govern New York State."

After technicalities over votes, George Clinton was eventually appointed Governor of New York State

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