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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05169
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0102] September-October 1791 
Title Andrew Belcher to Henry Knox introducing the Reverend Doctor Brown, a clergyman in the Church of Scotland
Date 26 September 1791
Author Belcher, Andrew (1763-1841)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes, "It is often matter of great Regret... that it was out of my power to improve & to cultivate so much as I cou'd have wish'd, the Acquaintance I was honor'd with in your Family & to be recognized by Mrs. Knox as a near Relation." Introduces the Reverend Doctor Brown, a clergyman in the Church of Scotland, noting that he is "of unblemish'd Character and the fairest Reputation; a Man of great & superior Talents, of strong sense, great Ability, Science, Genius and profound Learning." Hopes Brown can be introduced to [George] Washington, [Alexander] Hamilton, and Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Mifflin.
Subjects Religion  Revolutionary War General  Genealogy  Women of the Founding Era  Women's History  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  President  Government and Civics  Travel  Global History and Civics  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Belcher, Andrew (1763-1841)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  Osgood, Samuel (1748-1813)  Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829)  
Place written Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Theme Religion; Children & Family; Women in American History; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859