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Knox Declines Appointment to Major General

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date October 23, 1798
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Boston
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Knox refuses his commission, based on his being ranked below both Alexander Hamilton and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, his "juniors." States that since this is his decision, he will not travel to Philadelphia; he will also forward to the War Office all requests for military commissions which have been sent to him.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Adams, 10/30/1798.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Henry Knox; Secretary of War; Alexander Hamilton; Charles Cotesworth Pinckney; ;
Related Places Massachusetts; Philadelphia; Boston;
Keywords military commissions; relative rank; ;
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