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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03275
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0077] January-August 1786 
Title Copy of a letter from Henry Knox to Marquis de Lafayette discussing foreign and domestic affairs, William Knox, and Pierre L'Enfant's debt
Date 16 June 1786
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Lafayette, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de  
Document Type Correspondence; Non-governmental organization document
Content Description Later copy of letter written by Knox to Lafayette at GLC02437.03276. Thanks Lafayette for the kind treatment given to his brother William. Discusses the affair of Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant, who had been sent to France in 1783 to purchase jeweled eagle badges for the members of the Society of the Cincinnati. L'Enfant returned to America in 1784 and brought back many badges purchased on credit. The price proved too high for some officers, which left L'Enfant in a bind. Goes on to say that the Society approved of L'Enfant's conduct and owed 630 dollars to him for his services in France, which Knox says was recently offered to him. L'Enfant refused the payment until the entire issue of the badges purchased on credit is cleared up with the Society. Says L'Enfant will write to Lafayette. Reports he will keep Washington informed. Written on lined paper with an embossed image of a building on the upper left corner.
Subjects Society of the Cincinnati  American Indian History  Revolutionary War General  Children and Family  Mental Health  Health and Medical  Fraternal Organization  France  Global History and Civics  Finance  Debt  Clothing and Accessories  President  Immigration and Migration  Journalism  Education  Revolutionary War  Continental Army  Military History  Government and Civics  Articles of Confederation  US Constitution  Treaty  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Law  Debt  Economics  Land Transaction  Fortification  Refugees  Loyalist  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Creating a New Government; Banking & Economics; Children & Family; Education; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics; Health & Medicine; Merchants & Commerce; Native Americans; Westward Expansion
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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