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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.06715
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0130] April-June 1796 
Title Abijah Hammond to Henry Knox about politics
Date 22 April 1796
Author Hammond, Abijah (1757-1832)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to enclose a letter to Knox that he had to update based on new information from Colonel [William Stephens] Smith (not present). Discusses several key political matters, such as a resolution suggested to Congress that is causing alarm in New York, as well as a petition to Congress for carrying a particular Treaty into effect. Writes that their opponents have created a counter-petition, but far fewer prominent citizens have signed that one than their petition. Also discusses upcoming elections for New York State Legislature, and reports that both parties are working hard to win because these legislators must appoint electors for United States President, Vice President and Senator from New York.
Subjects Government and Civics  Congress  Petition  Politics  Jay's Treaty  Global History and Civics  Treaty  President  Election  Vice President  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Hammond, Abijah (1757-1832)  Smith, William Stephens (1755-1816)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859