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Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03723 Author/Creator: Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 December 1787 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 23.2 x 18.6 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03723 Author/Creator: Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 December 1787 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 23.2 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses a cow and calf he sent Knox and gives advice on how to feed them. Mentions falling off his horse. Comments on the anti-federalists, "Our antifederals are busy but will be distanced - tho aided by your deeds in NY & Pensa from whence they daily receive pamphlets & newspapers full of wrath slandor & wit..." Stamped "N. Haven."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralAgriculture and Animal HusbandryInjury or WoundUS ConstitutionGovernment and CivicsPoliticsRatificationJournalismFederalists

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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