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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03119
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0074] January-April 1785 
Title Henry Knox to Rufus King discussing his appointment as Secretary at War
Date 28 March 1785
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient King, Rufus  
Document Type Government document; Correspondence
Content Description Knox discusses his appointment as Secretary at War. Informs King, a Continental Congressman, "It is true I was fully of opinion that the salary was considerably inadequate to the honorable support of so confidential an officer, but I thought it would be injurious to the dignity of Congress to state that circumstance as an objection to my acceptance..." Hopes a future Congress will consider increasing the position's allowance.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Continental Congress  Congress  Government and Civics  Finance  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  King, Rufus (1755-1827)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; 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