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Seeking an Office as Surveyor General

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Date April 11, 1796
Author Name Hugh Williamson (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Williamson writes of his son's fever, and says that he would like to put the boys in school, somewhere near him, which he cannot do in the city due to finances. He has heard that there is to be a position as surveyor general in North Carolina, and he is hopeful that McHenry could mention to the President his interest in this position, as well as his knowledge of geometry. The surveyor is to run the line of boundary between the US and Spain for Florida. Williamson also doubts that France can restrain itself from another campaign.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Hugh Williamson; Ellicot; George Washington; son; Senate; Spain; North Carolina members; Congress; ;
Related Places New York; North Carolina; Florida; ;
Keywords salary; fever; survey; geometry; treaty; school; climate; children; finances; bill before the Senate; boundary of Florida; Surveyor General; appointment; deliberations of Congress; ;
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