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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04136
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0088] March-April 1789 
Title Benjamin Hichborn to Henry Knox discussing Mr. Frederick in the government and other matters
Date 5 March 1789
Author Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Declares that Knox must think him a "Barbarian" for not writing sooner, and apologizes. Briefly touches on Waldo patent business. Discusses the possible appointment of a Mr. Frederick, a former naval officer, to the new government. Writes that Governor [John] Hancock is still sick, but less incapacitated than he had been. Mentions that Mr. [John] Adams, the new Vice President, has bought a coach through his agent, Colonel Smith, from Mr. [James] Swan. Sends Mrs. Hichborn's regards to Mrs. Knox, and reports that he should be arriving in New York some time next month.
Subjects Land Transaction  Waldo Patent  Revolutionary War General  Boundary or Property Dispute  Navy  Government and Civics  Health and Medical  President  Vice President  Transportation  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  Hancock, John (1737-1793)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  Swan, James (1754-1831)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859