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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05484
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0109] May 1792 
Title Henry Knox to William Lewis about a legal opinion
Date 31 May 1792
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Additional authors Lewis, William (fl. 1784-1800)
Recipient Lewis, William  
Document Type Correspondence; Legal document
Content Description Contains two letters. The first, dated 31 May 1792, is written by Knox to Lewis. Knox asks Lewis's opinion about features in a legal agreement between a Massachusetts Committee of the Legislature, and Henry Jackson and Royal Flint. Asks several questions. The second letter, of the same date, is written by Lewis in answer to those questions. Lewis points out that there is "much contradiction and obscurity" in the agreement, and comments on Mr. [William] Duer's role in the agreement, now that he is insolvent. All in the hand of War Department secretary Nathan Jones.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Law  Government and Civics  Contract  Waldo Patent  Land Transaction  Debt  Finance  
People Lewis, William (fl. 1784-1800)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Duer, William (1747-1799)  Flint, Royal (1754-1797)  Jones, Nathan (fl. 1790-1792)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Law; 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