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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.07244
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0139] January-April 1799 
Title Alexander Hamilton to Henry Knox containing his personal views. Possibly on Knox's refusal to take a position in the army
Date 14 March 1799
Author Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description In this very personal letter from Hamilton to Knox, Hamilton says, "My judgment tells, I ought to be silent on a certain subject-but my heart advises otherwise and my heart has always been the Master of my Judgment." He continues, "Believe me, I have felt much pain at the idea that any circumstances personal to me should have deprived the public of your services...." Hamilton insists he must remain silent as to his opinion about this unspecified matter.
Subjects Friendship  Government and Civics  Military History  France  Global History and Civics  Quasi-war  
People Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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