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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05392
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0108] April 1792 
Title Anthony Wayne to Henry Knox declining a military appointment
Date 1 April 1792
Author Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Has read and considered Knox's recent letter and is proud that he and the President think highly of his abilities. However, must decline Knox's offer of an appointment, apparently because he feels he would find "committing [his] military character" to events "which [he] can not direct" exceedingly difficult. Plans to obtain a civilian post instead. Thanks Knox and the President profusely.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  President  Military History  Government and Civics  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Anthony Wayne would later accept a position at the head of the military forces in the Northwest Territories.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859