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Burton, William (fl. 1796) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06648 Author/Creator: Burton, William (fl. 1796) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 March 1796 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 25.3 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Burton and Philip Audebert mention that Knox had previously given them certificates verifying that they had remained in Philadelphia during a fever yellow epidemic in 1793. Write that Congress is now considering providing compensation to those who remained, but the Clerk of Congress has misplaced their certificates. Ask Knox to prepare new ones for them so they might be able to receive the benefits they are owed. Signed by both Burton and Audebert.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Audebert, Philip, fl. 1788-1796
Burton, William, fl. 1789-1796

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: EpidemicDiseaseMedical HistoryGovernment and CivicsCongressYellow Fever

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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