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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.09411
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0079] January-March 1787 
Title George Washington to Henry Knox congratulating Knox on the recent suppression of Shays' Rebellion
Date 25 February 1787
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Thanks Knox for several letters, which put his mind at ease regarding General Benjamin Lincoln's military operations (Lincoln led the Massachusetts state militia in Shays' Rebellion) and the dignity of Government. Congratulates Knox on the recent suppression of Shays' Rebellion. Comments that Shays is "either a weak man - the dupe of some characters who are yet behind the curtain - or has been deceived by his followers." Reports the adjournment of the Assembly of Maryland regarding issuance of a paper emission. Wishes to see the country happy and at peace while "gliding down the stream of life in tranquil retirement." Hopes Knox will soon pay a visit, and send his and Martha's love to Knox and his wife Lucy. In a post script, notes that he received another letter from Knox, and is glad to hear of the decision of an unspecified Court (possibly related to Shays' Rebellion).
Subjects President  Military History  Government and Civics  Shays' Rebellion  Rebellion  Mobs and Riots  Coins and Currency  Peace  Mount Vernon  First Lady  Judiciary  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Washington, Martha (1731-1802)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  
Place written Mount Vernon, Virginia
Theme The Presidency; Women in American History; Children & Family; Government & Politics; Agriculture; Law
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
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