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Blagge, John (fl. 1783-1799) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06161 Author/Creator: Blagge, John (fl. 1783-1799) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 August 1794 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Expresses his concern and suspicions over the person considered for the constructor position. Mentions needing a man of professional abilities and temperance in living for the position. Recommends a foreman name Cheesemon for the appointment.

People: Blagge, J., fl. 1794.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Letter of Introduction or Recommendation, Building Construction, American Statesmen, Alcohol, Artisans

Sub Era: The Early Republic