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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06114 Author/Creator: Maunsell, John (ca. 1724-1795) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 June 1794 Pagination: 1 p. ; 32.9 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Mentions the French Navy has been cruising on the American coast. Discusses the recent discoveryby his brother, a man of science, in potato cultures. Informs Knox his brother [William Maunsell] sent a packet that explains the discovery, which he is forwarding to Knox. Requests Knox presents this packet to President George Washington. Comments he would like to hear what the president's opinion was on the matter. See GLC02437.06066 for further information on William Maunsell's letter to John Maunsell explaining his discovery.

People: Maunsell, John, 1724-1795
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Maunsell, William, fl. 1794
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: NavyFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryScience and TechnologyAgriculture and Animal HusbandryPresident

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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