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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  October-December 1790
|Ezekiel Cornell to Henry Knox with political updates on federalists and anti-federalists and asking of there is any pay allowance for soldiers
|11 December 1790
|Cornell, Ezekiel (1733-1800)
|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."
|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
|Cornell, Ezekiel (1733-1800) Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Bourne, Benjamin (1755-1808) Howell, David (1747-1824)
|Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; Religion; The American Revolution
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859