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General Stewart declines appointments; brigs Cunningham and Pilgrim

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Date November 22, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Thomas Jefferson (primary)
Summary General Stewart declines acceptance of appointment as inspector of the Philadelphia port and naval office. He made the application at insistence of father in law, who is now convinced that office will hurt commercial pursuits. Encloses letter from Governor of Maryland regarding capture of brigs Cunningham and Pilgrim.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
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Related Persons/Groups Thomas Jefferson; Henry Knox; inspector Philadelphia port and naval office; Governor of Maryland; father in law; General Steward; Secretary of War; Secretary of State; naval office; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Maryland; ;
Keywords brig Cunningham; brig Pilgrim; decline acceptance of appointment; capture of brigs; commercial pursuits; ;
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