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Date May 10, 1794
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Henry Jackson (primary)
Summary The Secretary of War discusses the delay returning to War Office and military stores.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Jackson; Henry Knox; Samuel Hodgdon;
Related Places Philadelphia; New England; War Office;
Keywords opinion is that neither you nor I ought to be in public life but make some exertions whereby we may better our futures; mention the commissary of military stores; possessed of in a different shape for several years; surmount all the evils which appear to menace and surround us; most we have to fear is our own conduct; wisdom of the New England delegation, joined to many others will most probably save us even from ourselves; sundry matters about the proposal; extremely anxious that it shall be completed in the course of the year although my heart fears that I shall not be able to go there this summer; new corps of artillery, the frigates, the fortification, all new business added to my former employments together with the incessant application indispensably required by the political state of affairs in which I have more share than I am well qualified for; cannot leave my situation in this critical state of affairs; services of my whole military and political life; quitting at this crisis; stay until the storm shall have passed; wrecked in the general catastrophe; ;
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