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Oswald, Eleazer (1755-1795) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03587 Author/Creator: Oswald, Eleazer (1755-1795) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 June 1787 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks to see a copy of a letter Samuel Shaw sent Knox regarding his dispute with a Captain John Green in Canton (now Guangzhou, China) since "[o]ther Americans, as well as Major Shaw, I find have been involved in disagreeable controversies with Capt. Green ... " Other people's accounts "render Capt Green quite odious and contemptible - but his Employers have prevailed on him to suppress them, at least for the present." States that he would like the letter to help his friend, Captain Thomas Truxtun, to "satisfy his Owners, that he was not the Aggressor in Canton."

Background Information: Oswald was the editor to the Independent Gazetteer, or the Chronicle of Freedom, an Anti-Federalist newspaper based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Independent Gazetteer started off with a conservative stance, seemingly ...supporting the ratification of the Constitution in place of the Articles of Confederation, but later became the leading Anti-Federalist newspaper publication. At the same time Oswald also conducted in New York The Independent Gazetteer, or New York Journal, from 1782-1787.See More

People: Oswald, Eleazer, 1755-1795
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Green, John, 1730-1793
Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: CommerceMerchants and TradeAsiaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCorruption and ScandalLetter of Introduction or RecommendationLaw

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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