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Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03135 Author/Creator: Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 April 1785 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 22.6 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Hopes that [Samuel Blachley] Webb will be appointed, referring to his previous suggestion that Knox appoint Webb to work for him in the War Office. Mentions the recent resignation of General Schuyler (possibly Philip Schuyler) from an unspecified post. Notes that he and a John Brown were nominated for the position, but Brown received the post. Criticizes Brown extensively.

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
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryLetter of Introduction or RecommendationOffice SeekerGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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