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Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07555 Author/Creator: Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 June 1801 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 23.6 x 19.2 cm.

Sargent bitterly describes his meeting with President [Thomas] Jefferson, who removed him from office as territorial governor. Notes an appropriation between $500 and $600 has made to him for his services. Appears to further discuss his situation and is possibly seeking help from Knox.

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