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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.09334
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0079] January-March 1787 
Title George Washington to Henry Knox concerning Shay's rebellion
Date 25 February 1787
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Later copy of a letter by Washington to Knox, discussing Shay's rebellion. Grateful that the rebellion has been suppressed. News of the rebellion, and fear of further upheaval, helped spur Washington to agree to attend the Constitutional Convention. Copy made 2 February 1854.
Subjects President  Rebellion  Mobs and Riots  Shays' Rebellion  Military History  US Constitution  US Constitutional Convention  Articles of Confederation  
People Washington, George (1732-1799)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Mount Vernon, Virginia
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The Presidency; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859