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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.09317
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0101] July-August 1791 
Title George Washington to Henry Knox asking for advice on appointments to the Supreme Court
Date 22 July 1791
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Later copy of original. Asks Knox for his opinion on the abilities and talents of Colonel Joseph Halberstam and John Houston. Says he may consider Houston for a seat as an Associate Judge on the Supreme Court. Washington asks for Knox opinion of these two Georgia politicians less than one month after visiting Savanah and meeting with both men. Marked "Confidential." With note along left edge "Recd from late Henry Knox Thatcher Aug 8, 1855 by mail."
Subjects Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Judiciary  Supreme Court  President  Government and Civics  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Habersham, Joseph (1751-1815)  Houston, John (1744-1796)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The Presidency; Law
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Joseph Habersham had served as a member of the Continental Congress, and later served as Mayor of Savanah and United States Postmaster General. John Houston was the Mayor of Savanah, and had previously served as the Governor of Georgia and a member of the Continental Congress. Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859