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Unlocking the Mystery

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionHamilton and Kirkland College: Special Folder view image
MicrofilmJames McHenry Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date July 25, 1797
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name John McKee (primary)
Summary The author cites suspicions respecting an unnamed person. He believes that examining his correspondence might unlock the mystery and confirm either his innocence or guilt. Considering his high station and the confidence placed in him, it would be satisfying to find him innocent.
Document Format Letter fragment
Document Notes Cited in McKee to McHenry, 10/26/1797. The first page is the memo in cypher. The second page is the decyphered version of the memo. The code itself is included at the bottom of the second page. No author is shown but, based on content, it is presumed to be McHenry
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John McKee; [James McHenry]; ;
Related Places [not available]
Keywords cypher; political correspondence; mystery; serious consequences innocent; the station which he fills; confidence placed in him; general information; ;
Key Phrases The suspicion you mention occasions me infinite distress and apprehensions.
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