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Brooks, John (1752-1825) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07180 Author/Creator: Brooks, John (1752-1825) Place Written: Medford Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 October 1798 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Relays a message concerning the son of a mutual acquaintance who offers his services to Knox. Noted as written in Medford, state unknown.

People: Brooks, John, 1752-1825.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Office Seeker, Children and Family, Labor

Sub Era: The Early Republic