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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.07292
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0140] May-August 1799 
Title Benjamin Stoddert to Henry Knox informing Knox that his son, Lieutenant Henry Jackson Knox, will be assigned to the "Constellation" under Captain James Barron
Date 6 August 1799
Author Stoddert, Benjamin (1744-1813)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Stoddert, Secretary of the Navy, has received Knox's letter of 4 July 1799 by "Captain Nicholson." Stoddert assures Knox that he has no intention of "depriving him of his commission" and that President Adams would never "consent to injure any person to gratify popular clamor." Stoddert says Knox's son, Lieutenant Henry [Jackson] Knox, will be assigned to the "Constellation" under Captain [James] Barron. He thinks it would be most "advantageous...that he serve on board of a southern ship."
Subjects President  Navy  Military History  Government and Civics  Office Seeker  USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)  
People Stoddert, Benjamin (1744-1813)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Nicholson, James (1737-1804)  Knox, Henry Jackson (1780-1832)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  Barron, James (1769-1851)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Children & Family; Naval & Maritime; The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859