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Letter from the Secretary at War

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Document Information
Date June 19, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name William Hull (primary) Location: Newton, near Boston
Summary Henry Knox congratulates William Hull on the triumph of reason over passion. Also consoles Hull by stating the following: "no person acquainted with you could harbor for a moment an opinion that you were the author."
Document Format Letterbook
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups William Hull; Henry Knox; Brigadier General William Hull; ;
Related Places Newton; Boston; Philadelphia;
Keywords perilous conflict; congratulate; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Genl Knox [undecipherable]29th June 1791
20 IV [stamped]
FREE [stamped]
Brigr General William HullNewtonnear Boston
Philadelphia 19th June 1791
My dear sir
I received your two favors after your return. But my divided [undecipherable] between Town and Country has [undecipherable] prevented my answering them. Your reason has surmounted your [undecipherable] [for] fame. You have reaso cause to congratulate yourself on your triumph. With this experience you may with confidence [supreme] encounter perilous conflicts from which others who have been untried ought to return.
I [undecipherable] but approve your decision-- As to the [undecipherable]
trifling affair of the publication, never think of it more--no person acquainted with you could harbour for moment an opinion you were the author.
Present me respectfully to Mrs. Hull and believe me
Yours sincerely
Brigdr Genl Wm. Hull