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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04214
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0089] May-June 1789 
Title Aedanus Burke to Henry Knox about trying to raise money for Baron de Glasbeech
Date 21 May 1789
Author Burke, Aedanus (1743-1802)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Mentions that he has tried unsuccessfully to "raise a subscription for the unfortunate Baron," likely the Baron de Glasbeech. Writes that there is nothing more he can do, except to send good wishes, and that he is "much mortified by it." A pencil note near the signature, likely written at a later date, states, "Who wrote against the Cincinnati," a reference to Burke's attacks on the Society.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Finance  Military History  Revolutionary War  Immigration and Migration  Soldier's Pay  Poverty  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Burke, Aedanus (1743-1802)  Glasbeech, Baron de (fl. 1781-1789)  
Theme The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Burke was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, an opposer of the Constitution at South Carolina's state ratifying convention, and a member of the first Congress (1789-1791). He was vehemently opposed to the Society of the Cincinnati.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859