Title

Henry Knox was a founding father and Revolutionary War hero, but he also tried t

Authors

Colin Woodard

Source

Down East

Date

8-1-2008

Pages

90-91, 120-125

Abstract

Henry Knox was a founding father and Revolutionary War hero, but he also tried to build a baronial fortune through corruption, cronyism, and monopolistic control. At their peak, his land holdings in Maine were larger than the state of Connecticut. His Thomaston home, Montpelier, once inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, "House of the Seven Gables," and is now a museum. With details on Knox's controversial life and legacy.

Subjects

United States History Revolution, Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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