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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03353
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0078] September-December 1786 
Title Henry Knox to Elbridge Gerry about political openings
Date 26 November 1786
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Gerry, Elbridge  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Almost identical in content to GLC02437.03352, which is a later copy of this letter. Writes that he and Mr. [Samuel] Osgood are investigating any openings in the public offices in New York, but have found none. Writes, "My brother whose resignation I hinted to you was possible, has decided to stay where he is. Indeed in the present state of commerce he can have no other prospects. Mr. Osgood & myself, will keep this object constantly in view, and in case of any vacancies or appointments, we shall use our utmost interest on the occasion. In respect to any vacancy under my direction, I shall consider it, at the refusal of your brother." Adds that he and Mrs. Knox send their love to Mrs. Gerry and her sister. Reports that since [Rufus] King has gone to Hartford, no New England members are present in Congress. Notes that there are not a sufficient number of members from the respective states to form a Congress.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Children and Family  Office Seeker  Continental Congress  Congress  Government and Civics  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814)  Osgood, Samuel (1748-1813)  King, Rufus (1755-1827)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce; 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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