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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04073
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0087] January-February 1789 
Title Henry Knox to Samuel Shaw and Thomas Randall about trade and American politics
Date 3 January 1789
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Randall, Thomas  Shaw, Samuel  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Unsigned. Writes that he received Shaw's letters and enclosures, and was delighted and satisfied to hear of his health and the prospect of advancing his interests. Has no hope that Shaw will receive the letter, but addresses it to him on the "bare possibility" he will receive it, hoping that if he does not, "our dear friend Randall may for whom it is equally intended." Focuses primarily on business matters. Discusses the sale of merchandise Shaw arranged for Knox before he left for China, and describes a transfer of this merchandise from Samuel Ogden because Ogden went out of town. Also mentions the new government and new Constitution of the United States, and declares that when he returns to the country, he will likely find George Washington to be President and John Adams to be Vice President. Provides some information on their family and friends, and also discusses ships traveling to China from Boston. In the hand of William Knox.
Subjects Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Asia  US Constitution  Revolutionary War General  Health and Medical  Friendship  Finance  Government and Civics  Politics  Election  President  Vice President  Maritime  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)  Randall, Thomas (d. 1811)  Ogden, Samuel (1746-1810)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; Creating a New Government; The Presidency; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859