Letter from Frenchman

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Date November 4, 1792
Author Name Francisco de Miranda (primary) Location: Paris
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter from a Frenchman to Secretary Knox, regarding relations between the United States and France. Talks of their common "love of liberty." Predicts that "America shall become that glorious part of the globe that nature intended her to be."
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Francisco de Miranda; Col. Smith; French;
Related Places Paris; United States; Boston; America; France; ;
Keywords benevolence and love of liberty will tend always to promise the happiness; beneficient to mankind; take the liberty of writing to him personally; beg you to present my best compliments tot he President of the United States; best wishes for the continuation of his health and station; patriotism suggested to our minds in our semposium; period advancing upon our dear country America shall become that glorious part of the globe that nature intended her to be; beg your pardon for not having written to you this long while; hear me now upon an important occasion; see by the official communications of the new appointed minister of France and the information of our friend Col Smith will give you, how things are coming to maturity; ;
Key Phrases benevolence and love of liberty will tend always to promise the happiness; beneficient to mankind; take the liberty of writing to him personally; beg you to present my best compliments tot he President of the United States; best wishes for the continuation of his health and station; patriotism suggested to our minds in our semposium; period advancing upon our dear country America shall become that glorious part of the globe that nature intended her to be; beg your pardon for not having written to you this long while; hear me now upon an important occasion; see by the official communications of the new appointed minister of France and the information of our friend Col Smith will give you, how things are coming to maturity;
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