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Bradford, Alden (1765-1843) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07336 Author/Creator: Bradford, Alden (1765-1843) Place Written: Wiscasset, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 December 1799 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 24.6 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Bradford tells Knox that "Mr. Wood has returned from Boston without the volume, which I mentioned to you I expected." He wants Knox to pass on to Knox's daughter Lucy that he will "be on the last of December." Bradford also says "I heard it mentioned by a gentleman lately from Boston, that Mr. Secy. Pickering and Genl Hamilton kept back some dispatches from France several weeks, when the President was at Quincy, which related to the affairs of the Envoys; an in consequence of which must ensure attaches to those Gentlemen. They are opposed to the Embassy, I imagine."

People: Bradford, Alden, 1765-1843
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: DiplomacyXYZ AffairGlobal History and CivicsFranceQuasi-warWomen's HistoryLibraryGovernment and CivicsPresidentPolitics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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