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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  July-September 1790
|Henry Knox to Francisco de Miranda about acquaintances, Spanish-British tensions and prospects of the United States
|5 September 1790
|Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
|Miranda, Franciso de
|Acknowledges two letters Colonel Miranda sent him "from the Continent." Says he could not respond because of government business. Thanks Miranda for making him known to Count Paolo Andreani who was at the time traveling through "northern parts of this State." Returns a letter to Miranda that Miranda had originally enclosed in Knox's letter. Says the recipient, an "old female friend" of Miranda's, believed "her situation rendered it improper" to accept the letter. Mentions the military situation developing between Spain and England, and reports that "the prospects of this country are good, the new government is approved, and the head of it adored." Docketed in Knox's hand.
|Revolutionary War General Government and Civics Global History and Civics Latin and South America Letter of Introduction or Recommendation Women's History Military History President US Constitution
|Miranda, Francisco de (1750-1816) Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Espinosa, Francisco Sebastián de Miranda y Rodríguez de (1750-1816)
|New York, New York
|The Presidency; Creating a New Government; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History
|The Henry Knox Papers
|Francisco de Miranda's full name is Francisco Sebastián de Miranda y Rodríguez de Espinosa, but he was most commonly referred to as "Francisco de Miranda."
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859