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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01522
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0045] August 1782 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to Henry Knox about Congress needing books and prospects for peace
Date 10 August 1782
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Marked "Private." Written by Lincoln as Secretary of War to Major General Knox. Says Congress has appointed a committee to create a catalog of books they need for themselves and various departments. Wants to know what he thinks the fall out of the present prospects for peace will be? Says he is worried about peace terms being offered by the British and warns Knox to be on his guard. Is concerned about the impact on, and reaction of, people.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Continental Congress  Congress  Library  Book Selling  Military History  Global History and Civics  Diplomacy  Treaty  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The American Revolution; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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