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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04794
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0097] October-December 1790 
Title Ezekiel Cornell to Henry Knox with political updates on federalists and anti-federalists and asking of there is any pay allowance for soldiers
Date 11 December 1790
Author Cornell, Ezekiel (1733-1800)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Tells Knox that Benjamin Bourn will be bearing this letter on his way to Philadelphia to take his seat in the House of Representatives. Points to Bourn's visit with him as "evidence to you that he is not an Anti" [possible anti-federalist or anti-National Bank.] Says the "once famous Mr. [David] Howel[l] is dispised by all parties in the state to which he belongs which brings to mind that test of scripture which says that the wicked shall not live out half their Days - But there is a Number of other characters of the same Description that must go the same way before that once happy state will be restored from her Distracted situation." Asks Knox if he is entitled "to any allowance in addition to my pay that I have received at a depriciated vallue for my service in the Army under a State Appointment."
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Congress  Government and Civics  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Federalists  Politics  Religion  Morality and Ethics  Soldier's Pay  Finance  Military History  Peace  Continental Army  Revolutionary War  US Constitution  Ratification  
People Cornell, Ezekiel (1733-1800)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Bourne, Benjamin (1755-1808)  Howell, David (1747-1824)  
Place written Pomfret, Connecticut
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; Religion; The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859