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Copeland, Moses (fl. 1786-1807) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08001 Author/Creator: Copeland, Moses (fl. 1786-1807) Place Written: Warren, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 January 1806 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 30.7 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he understands a Republican coalition has prepared a petition to get him impeached. Explains that this coalition argues Copeland should be removed due to dishonest economic dealings, such as taking a bribe. Asks for Knox's help.

Background Information: Preliminary research suggests a man by the name of Moses Copeland was born in 1741 and died in 1817 in Warren, Maine, but it is unclear whether he is, in fact, the ...Moses Copeland of this document.See More

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Copeland, Moses, fl. 1786-1807

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Corruption and ScandalGovernment and CivicsRepublican PartyFederalistsPoliticsImpeachmentPetitionFinance

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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