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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Gardiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05598 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 September 1792 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.4 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Knox has observed that some of the public is suspicious of whether the theatre can contribute to the "good of the community." Supports Gardiner's defense of the theatre, writing that "the theatre may exude and confirm the most elevated and pure love of general liberty, as well as local attachment." Discusses "Republican government controlling the theatre."

People: Gardner, John, fl. 1791-1792
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralArt, Music, Theater, and FilmFreedom and IndependenceGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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