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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05735
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0116] December 1792 
Title Benjamin Hichborn to Henry Knox regarding canals and political affairs in England
Date 14 December 1792
Author Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Informs Knox that "I shall be able to bring with me everything which can be collected in this Country respecting Canals." Says he has heard that Knox is considering hiring an expensive director from England. Believes this is unnecessary as he has the fullest confidence in his own services. He has, however, developed a relationship with Mr. [James] Rumsey, the "greatest Mechanical genius in that line known in Europe." Says he will know soon if the gentleman will be able to serve them. Updates him on news from England, including the possibility of war and their upcoming congressional candidates.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Global History and Civics  Infrastructure  Canals  Science and Technology  Inventor  Military History  Finance  Election  Government and Civics  
People Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written London, England
Theme Science, Technology, Invention; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859