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Morrill, Joseph (fl. 1805) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07921 Author/Creator: Morrill, Joseph (fl. 1805) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 March 1805 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 32.1 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he has been informed a petition was submitted to the state government to grant him a Justice's commission. This was done without his knowledge. He adds that several people have subsequently spoken against his reputation in response to this petition. These individuals charge that Morrill has invited "young men to my house to gamble with them & get their money from them." Writes that this is untrue. Asks if Knox may be able to provide him with names of the people who have injured his reputation.

People: Morrill, Joseph, fl. 1805
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsPetitionOffice SeekerLetter of Introduction or RecommendationJudiciaryGamblingCorruption and ScandalMorality and Ethics

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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