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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Tudor

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04656 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 July 1790 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Thanks Tudor for giving a speech at the 4 July meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati. Says the speech will be kept in the archives of the Cincinnati. Advises Tudor, "as to the little squibs the news papers, they are to you as pop guns."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Tudor, William, 1750-1819.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War General, Socialism, Fraternal Organization, Holidays and Celebrations, Fourth of July, Journalism

Sub Era: The Early Republic