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    Henry Knox Autograph Letter Signed. One page, recto and verso, 8" x 12.75", Philadelphia; June 19, 1791. Addressed to Major General John Brooks in which Knox discusses the arrangement of a militia regiment. Following the Revolutionary War, Brooks continued to serve in the militia and rose to the position of major general in the Middlesex Division. In early 1792 Henry Knox offered him the rank of brigadier general in the Legion of the United States, but Brooks refused. This letter may be relating to that business as "Private" is written by Knox along the top edge. It reads in part: "I have received your favor dated the 14th. Although I conceived in some points of view the L regiment might not be equal to your desires, yet in others...you should have the opportunity of judging for yourself. I am persuaded you have decided properly...to your own prospects, which I am happy to learn are so good for the public. I regret that it cannot avail itself of the appearance of so valuable an officer. But I do not believe the claims...are such in this moment, as to require individuals to make great additional sacrifices." Signed, "Knox."

    Condition: Lightly toned with pencil notation on verso. Smoothed folds.


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