Regarding Henry Knox's appointment as Secretary of War, and the matter of salary

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PublicationSmith, Paul H., et al, eds. Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789. 24 Vols. to date. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1976- . (no image)
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Date March 8, 1785
Author Name George Partridge (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary George Partridge sends to Henry Knox a letter informing him of his appointment by Congress to Secretary of the War Department and he asks Knox not to decline the position based on inadequate salary.
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Content Notes Letters of Delegates to Congress by Smith
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; George Partridge; George Partridge; Mr. Gerry; Congress; Secretary in the War Department; ;
Related Places New York; New York; Boston; Newport; United States;
Keywords Salary; 2450 Dollars; Election;
Key Phrases This day Congress made choice of you to be their Secretary in the War Department, but it is rather doubtful with some of your friends whither you will accept on account of the difficiency of Salary, which now stands at only 2450 Dollars: however I hope you do not decline meerly on that Score...
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