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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  January-March 1787
|George Washington to Henry Knox concerning Shay's rebellion
|25 February 1787
|Washington, George (1732-1799)
|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.
|President Rebellion Mobs and Riots Shays' Rebellion Military History US Constitution US Constitutional Convention Articles of Confederation
|Washington, George (1732-1799) Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
|Mount Vernon, Virginia
|Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The Presidency; Agriculture
|The Henry Knox Papers
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859