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Waters, Josiah (fl. 1776-1794) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05940 Author/Creator: Waters, Josiah (fl. 1776-1794) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 October 1793 Pagination: 1 p. ; 30.3 x 18.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Says that Knox cannot enter Boston unless his baggage is cleaned with gunpowder smoke. Says Knox's certificate is sufficient for him and his servants to enter the city. Expresses a desire to be as helpful to Knox as possible. Appears to be written from Boston.

People: Waters, Josiah, fl. 1776-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralYellow FeverHealth and MedicalDiseaseAmmunitionTravelServant

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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