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Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03101 Author/Creator: Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 February 1785 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23.1 x 21.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Wadsworth writes, "It is now in contemplation to appoint you Secretary at Warr- the Salary may possibly be 2500 dollars per annum- which is certainly too small, but small as it is, it is probable it will be 500 dollars less- and not worth Your acceptance." Suggests that if Knox accepts the position, he hire Samuel Blachley Webb to oversee affairs in New York while he remains in Boston.

Background Information: Wadsworth was a sea captain and merchant who served as deputy and commissary general during the Revolution. He was a member of the Continental Congress in 1788 and was elected to ...the First, Second, and Third Congresses (4 March 1789 - 3 March 1795). Samuel Blachley (Blatchley in some sources) served as one of George Washington's aides in the Revolutionary War.See More

People: Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Webb, Samuel Blachley, 1753-1807

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsFinanceContinental CongressCongress

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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