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Discussion of Constitution & Revenue Appointment

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CollectionRhode Island Historical Society: Jeremiah Olney Papers view image
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Date June 6, 1790
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Summary Letter, mentions Constitution; discusses Revenue appointment.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Jeremiah Olney; Henry Knox; Colonel Burton; revenue officers; federal senators;
Related Places Providence; New York; Rhode Island; ;
Keywords Constitution; revenue; appointment; ;
Key Phrases informed me that another office and not the collectors is his right; adopteed to hasten the appointments; federal senators; mention to the President your desires; adoption of the constitution of Rhode Island is a great event; do not believe the revenue officers for Rhode Island will appointed before your arrival;
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Colonel J OlneyProvidenceRhode Island
H Knox
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Letter, from Genl KnoxJune 16th 1790
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New York [31?] May 6 June 1790
Dear Sir
I received yours of the 6th June--the addoption of the Constitution of Rhode Island is a great event--
I much believe the revenue officers for Rhodes Island will be approved before your arrival-- If they should I will [undecipherable] be the [undecipherable] your desires become Burton has informed me that another office, and not the [undecipherable] is his object-- It would be [undecipherable] if my [undecipherable] could be [undecipherable] the arrival appointment or arrival of federal senators for Rhode Island
I am Dear Siryours affectionatelyH Knox
Colo J Olney