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Cook requests the assistance of Knox in obtaining commutation

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Date September 1790
Author Name David Cook (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: New York
Summary Letter, asks for aid obtaining arrears in pay.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; David Cook; ;
Related Places New York; ;
Keywords my unhappy situation obliges me to trouble the general once more on the subject concerning the late resolve of Congress; if it is not in my power to get any one of my friends to advance my commutation upon the condition of that resolve; they say the commutation amounts to more than the arrears of pay due me; whether the calculations we made are right or not; there is an end to all hope of getting any one to advance my commutation; take the liberty of enclosing the calculation which I have made; beg the generals opinion theron; my case will be heard indeed; situation which requires releaf; honor of waiting on the general in person; finding it impracticable; obligd to trouble the general with a letter; hoping it will be in his power to decide the business when a moment should offer in the recess of the multiplicity of callers; ;
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