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|Collection Reference Number
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|The Henry Knox Papers  April 1783
|Alexander Hamilton to George Washington on the organization of the country and government now peace is official
|9 April 1783
|Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)
|Correspondence; Government document
|A copy, in the hand of Washington's secretary David Cobb, of the letter Hamilton wrote as a Continental Congressman from New York to General Washington. Hamilton was writing in his capacity as a chairman of a committee (other members included Madison, Osgood, Wilson, and Ellsworth) formed by Congress to organize various departments in the government after the official peace. Would like Washington's "sentiments at large on such institutions of every kind for the interior defence of these States as may be best adapted to their circumstances, and conciliate security with economy and with the principles of our Governments." Is very interested in what the immediate situation of the country is and how to prepare the nation for "permanent salutary operation."
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|The American Revolution; Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The Presidency
|The Henry Knox Papers
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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