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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Samuel Hodgdon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08326 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter signed Date: 22 January 1794 Pagination:

Summary of Content: As Secretary of War, instructs Quartermaster's Deputy to open a new store "securely situated from fire for the public purposes, the rent ought to be as low as possible."


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military HistoryGovernment and CivicsFirefightingFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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