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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04356
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0091] September-October 1789 
Title Letter in support of Moses Hays application to be Collector at Newport
Date 13 September 1789
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to ask Knox to recommend Mr. [Moses Michael] Hays for the position of Collector of Newport, Rhode Island, when Rhode Island's statehood becomes official (see GLC02437.04355 for Hays's request for the position). Relates that Hays lived there for many years before the war. Describes Hays as a gentleman of the "first Honour & Integrity" and comments on his business successes and loyalty to his family and the federal government.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Judaism  US Constitution  Ratification  Government and Civics  Office Seeker  Commerce  Taxes or Taxation  Maritime  Global History and Civics  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Hays, Moses Michael (1739-1805)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce; Naval & Maritime; Banking & Economics
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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