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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05558
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0111] July 1792 
Title Henry Knox to Edward Carrington about political and military affairs
Date 24 July 1792
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Carrington, Edward  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document; Military document
Content Description Informs Carrington that he has received his letters concerning appointments for young officers and that though they generally arrived too late, he will keep them in mind for future consideration. States that there were many more applications than positions. Speaking about the last session of Congress, he writes, "The indian war, and the failure of the last expedition combined with a partial aversion to the government excited much ill humor during the last session. It was thought proper by a party, to levell some shafts at me....Parties will arise in free governments - and party prejudice is proverbally blind." Asks about "the general Machine" in Virginia and comments on prosperity in Pennsylvania. Discusses the New York governor's election, "[John] Jay it would seem had a majority of votes - but [George] Clinton is the governor ...the essence of republicanism is done away and if a man can perpetuate himself to office by a minority." Also comments he has heard that some one in Virginia wants Clinton to run for Vice President against John Adams and wants to know if this is true.
Subjects American Indian History  Northwest Indian War  Revolutionary War General  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Office Seeker  Military History  Congress  Government and Civics  Northwest Territory  Battle  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Politics  Election  President  Vice President  France  Frontiers and Exploration  Debt  Economics  
People Carrington, Edward (1749-1810)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jay, John (1745-1829)  Clinton, George (1739-1812)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Government & Politics; Native Americans; Westward Expansion; 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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