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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03590
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0080] April-June 1787 
Title David Humphreys to Henry Knox recommending an officer of his for a Board of Treasury role
Date 25 June 1787
Author Humphreys, David (1752-1818)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document; Military document
Content Description Writes in full, "It appears by the Resolution of Congress, authorizing the Board of Treasury to enter into a Contract for a Copper Coinage, that a person is to be appointed to superintend the business on the part of the Public. Captn Throop, whose character & services you are fully acquainted with, and who is lately entirely thrown out of all employment by the dissolution of my Regiment, is desirous of obtaining the appointment, if it shall be deemed within his reach of the sphere of his ability to accomplish the duties of it. I beg leave, therefore, to recommend him very earnestly to your protection; and cannot but flatter myself the Board of Treasury will take a pleasure in making some provision for an officer, whose circumstances (thro the fickleness of public measures) are unhappily but too ineligible, and whose zeal & fidelity may be absolutely depended upon."
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Continental Congress  Congress  Finance  Economics  Coins and Currency  Industry  Contract  Military History  Office Seeker  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Humphreys, David (1752-1818)  
Place written New Haven, Connecticut
Theme Government & Politics; Banking & Economics; Creating a New Government
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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