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Six Members Short of Forming a Government

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Date March 27, 1789
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name George Washington (primary)
Summary Knox reports that Congress is 6 members short of forming a government. He estimates it will be 1 April before sufficient members are present in New York. He mentions that Colonel Hanson of Alexandria will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the desired Hartford cloth and federal buttons (made in New York) to Washington.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; George Washington; Congress; Colonel Hanson of Alexandria; ;
Related Places New York; ;
Keywords Hartford cloth; federal buttons; ;
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