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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04226
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0089] May-June 1789 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to Henry Knox asking for help securing work
Date 31 May 1789
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that he wrote to the President to discuss the possibility of working for the new government. Explains a dramatic property loss he experienced while fighting in the war. Declares that he did not approach Knox on the subject because he felt that Knox was too close a friend and he could ask Knox to use his influence to give Lincoln preference for employment. Adds that he feels sure that Knox will always support him and aid him if he can. Marked "private" on the address leaf.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Office Seeker  Land Transaction  President  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Revolutionary War  Friendship  Finance  Military History  
People Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme 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
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