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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.09333
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0079] January-March 1787 
Title George Washington to Henry Knox on the national government, rebellion and the Constitution
Date 3 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 the potential Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, which he does not plan to attend. Believes the current national government is terribly flawed, but that maintaining it may be the best plan. Also mentions public dissent against the state government in Massachusetts. Copy of letter made 3 March 1855.
Subjects President  US Constitution  US Constitutional Convention  Global History and Civics  Shays' Rebellion  Rebellion  Mobs and Riots  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; 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