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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.09328
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0074] January-April 1785 
Title George Washington to Henry Knox discussing public duties, the Western Territory, trade and friends
Date 5 January 1785
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Later copy: "Copied from & composed with the original Feb'y 8 1854." Discusses a headache as a result of various responsibilities and states that he will "employ some person who shall ease me of the drudgery of this business at any rate if the whole of it is thereby suspended..." Also discusses aspects of the Western Territory, trade and mutual friends.
Subjects President  Mount Vernon  Health and Medical  Frontiers and Exploration  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Northwest Territory  
People Washington, George (1732-1799)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Mount Vernon, Virginia
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The Presidency; Merchants & Commerce; Westward Expansion
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