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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04718
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0096] July-September 1790 
Title Henry Knox to Francisco de Miranda about acquaintances, Spanish-British tensions and prospects of the United States
Date 5 September 1790
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Miranda, Franciso de  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects 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  
People Miranda, Francisco de (1750-1816)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Espinosa, Francisco Sebastián de Miranda y Rodríguez de (1750-1816)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The Presidency; Creating a New Government; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information 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."
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859