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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  January-March 1787
|George Washington to Henry Knox on the national government, rebellion and the Constitution
|3 February 1787
|Washington, George (1732-1799)
|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.
|President US Constitution US Constitutional Convention Global History and Civics Shays' Rebellion Rebellion Mobs and Riots Articles of Confederation
|Washington, George (1732-1799) Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
|Mount Vernon, Virginia
|Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; 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