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Forwarding Letters to Kentucky

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionVirginia State Library: Executive Papers, Office of Governors Letters view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
PublicationPalmer, William P., ed. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts. 11 Vols. Richmond: 1875-1883. Reprinted. New York: Kraus Reprint Corp., 1968. (no image)
Document Information
Date December 17, 1789
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Beverley Randolph (primary)
Summary Due to no formal mode of mail delivery Knox enclosed public letters for people in Kentucky with request to forward and deliver.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Beverley Randolph; Henry Knox;
Related Places War Office; Kentucky; Virginia; frontier; ;
Keywords letters; patronage; public letters; conveyance; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Gen Knox's Letter
Filed January 6th 1790
Dec 17th
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War Office December 17th 1789
In addition to my request of the 14th instant I am constrained to ask the patronage of your Excellency, to the enclosed public letters for Kentucky, as we have no established mode of Conveyance to that district. -
I should be happy of an opportunity of performing any similar services for your Excellency.
I have the honor
to be Sir
your most obedient
Humble Servant
His Excellency
Beverly Randolph