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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03619
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0081] July-September 1787 
Title Henry Knox to Charles Henri d'Estaing about the Society of Cincinnati
Date 25 July 1787
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient d'Estaing, Charles Henri  
Document Type Correspondence; Non-governmental organization document
Content Description Discusses the application of the Marquis de Bouille to the Society of the Cincinnati. Also asks the Count d'Estaing for a list of the officers in the French Navy who are members of the Society; would like to use this list to fill out diplomas for those members. Mentions that the “president General” [Washington] is too busy at the [Constitutional] Convention to perform this service. Finally, thanks the Count for submitting "Ideas on the Association of the Cincinnati" which the Count wrote in 1784 (see GLC02437.03027). Is not sure the Society will decide to adopt any of the recommendations in the memorial, but reports that the General Society will take the issue up in their next meeting.
Subjects Society of the Cincinnati  Revolutionary War General  Fraternal Organization  Revolutionary War  Global History and Civics  France  Navy  President  Government and Civics  US Constitution  US Constitutional Convention  
People Estaing, Jean Baptiste Charles Henri Hector, Comte d' (1729-1794)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Foreign Affairs; Creating a New Government
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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