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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Lewis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05484 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript letter Date: 31 May 1792 Pagination: 3 p. ; 32.3 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains two letters. The first, dated 31 May 1792, is written by Knox to Lewis. Knox asks Lewis's opinion about features in a legal agreement between a Massachusetts Committee of the Legislature, and Henry Jackson and Royal Flint. Asks several questions. The second letter, of the same date, is written by Lewis in answer to those questions. Lewis points out that there is "much contradiction and obscurity" in the agreement, and comments on Mr. [William] Duer's role in the agreement, now that he is insolvent. All in the hand of War Department secretary Nathan Jones.

People: Lewis, William, fl. 1786-1800
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLawGovernment and CivicsContractWaldo PatentLand TransactionDebtFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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