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The State Systems are an Accursed Thing

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PublicationDrake, Francis S., ed. Life and Correspondence of Henry Knox. Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1878. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 15, 1787
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Rufus King (primary)
Summary Knox writes to King regarding the Constitutional Convention and other political matters. The conduct of France in establishing provincial assemblies is seized with great eagerness by advocates of State systems, but they do not bring into view the strong cement of royal authority supported by 200,000 soldiers. State systems are an accursed thing which will prevent the creation of a nation.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Francis S. Drake, ed. Life and Correspondence of Henry Knox (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1878), 95-96.
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Related Persons/Groups Rufus King; Henry Knox; soldiers; Congress; ;
Related Places New York; France; western territory; ;
Keywords convention; Constitutional Convention; capital alterations; provincial assemblies; state systems; royal authority; nation; democracy; ;
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