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Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06468 Author/Creator: Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 July 1795 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.3 x 20.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Forwards a letter and informs Knox of various governmental events, including the signing of the resolutions by the democratic society of Philadelphia, as well as Jay's treaty and John Jay's negotiations with Great Britain. Noted as written at the War Office.

Full Transcript:
War Office July 21. 1795
Sir,
The inclosed letter from Genl. Miranda came to hand last Saturday. It contained two copies of his addresses to the [struck: the] nation at convention; one ...of which I have taken the liberty to retain.
The President & family set out last Wednesday for Mount Vernon. _ I have understood that the President had concurred with the Senate in the ratification of the treaty with Great Britain. I have not yet seen any motion for a meeting of the people here for the purpose of condemning it: but a republication of the resolutions of the democratic Society of Philadelphia passed in May 1794, condemning Mr. Jay's appointment for negociating [sic] with Great Britain, which appeared in Dunbar's paper of this morning, may be a prelude to a meeting. Falling yesterday in company with a citizen in trade & an observing man, [2] I asked him what appeared to be the prevailing sentiment among the citizens. He said that those who had the least or no interest immediately depending on the commercial articles of the treaty were dissatisfied: but that the merchants who were directly & [essentially] concerned were satisfied.

I am respectfully Sir,
your obt. servant
Timothy Pickering

General Knox
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
Jay, John, 1745-1829

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsJay's TreatyTreatyGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsDiplomacyDemocratic PartyPolitics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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