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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05778
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0117] January-March 1793 
Title Benjamin Hichborn to Henry Knox regarding canals and foreign affairs
Date 9 January 1793
Author Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Informs Knox he will be sending him some maps of canals. Asks Knox, if it will not be too troublesome, to ask William Smith to employ Stephen Bruce to purchase provisions. Notes he sails for Paris, France the next day. Also mentions the possibility of a war: "War - War, is [a] Cry here, but without a object, I therefore doubt." "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Canals  Infrastructure  Geography and Natural History  Science and Technology  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Politics  Military History  France  Global History and Civics  
People Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written London, England
Theme Science, Technology, Invention; Merchants & Commerce; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859