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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Jeremiah Wadsworth

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03107 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 March 1785 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32 x 19.6 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03107 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 March 1785 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Replies to a letter from Wadsworth (GLC02437.03101), in which Wadsworth informed Knox of his likely appointment as Secretary at War. Knox had heard that he might receive this appointment, but is disappointed by the low salary. Comments on his financial affairs, noting that he is owed money from many sources. For present subsistence, however, he may have to accept the War Department's offer. Agrees to recommend Samuel Blachley Webb (Blatchley in some sources), for a position, possibly as his own assistant. Sends his regards to General [Samuel] Parsons.

People: Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789
Webb, Samuel Blachley, 1753-1807

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Continental ArmyContinental CongressFinanceRevolutionary War GeneralDebtLetter of Introduction or RecommendationGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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