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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.09332
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0078] September-December 1786 
Title George Washington to Henry Knox expressing fear over upheaval and insurrection in the United States
Date 26 December 1786
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Later copy of a letter written by Washington to Knox, discussing the "disorders which have arisen in these States." Discusses the various hardships and difficulties facing the young nation, and requests Knox's thoughts on the subject. Worries about possible upheavals or changes in numerous state governments. Believes the British are stirring up insurrection. Copy made 6 March 1854.
Subjects President  Shays' Rebellion  Rebellion  Mobs and Riots  Government and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Global History and Civics  
People Washington, George (1732-1799)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Mount Vernon, Virginia
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; 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