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SATT 002 – Henry Knox

Tenure of Office: 12 September 1789 – 31 December 1794

Henry Knox served the United States as a general and as the head of the War Department for ten years, but will his life and career earn him a seat at the table of the Cabinet All-Stars? Listen as we explore Knox’s legacy to find out!

Thanks so much to my special guests for this episode – Rob and Jamie from Totalus Rankium!

Featured Image: “Henry Knox” by Gilbert Stuart [c. 1806], courtesy of Wikipedia

3.33 – Source Notes

Special thanks to Steve Guerra of the History of the Papacy and Beyond the Big Screen podcasts for providing the intro quote for this episode, and special thanks to Andrew Pfannkuche for his audio editing work on this episode!

  • Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997 [1996].
  • Chipman, Donald E, and Harriet Denise Joseph. Spanish Texas, 1519-1821, Revised Edition. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2011 [2009].
  • Fellman, David. “Habeas Corpus.” Hall, Kermit L, etc, eds. The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. pp. 357-358.
  • Harrison, Lowell H. John Breckinridge: Jeffersonian Republican. Louisville, KY: The Filson Club, 1969.
  • Hatfield, Joseph T. William Claiborne: Jeffersonian Centurion in the American Southwest. Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 1976.
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “Notes on a Cabinet Meeting, 22 October 1806,” Founders Online, National Archives, [Last Accessed: 9 Jul 2021]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “Notes on a Cabinet Meeting, 24 October 1806,” Founders Online, National Archives, [Last Accessed: 12 Jul 2021]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “Notes on a Cabinet Meeting, 25 October 1806,” Founders Online, National Archives, [Last Accessed: 12 Jul 2021]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “Proclamation re Military Expeditions against Spain, 27 November 1806,” Founders Online, National Archives, [Last Accessed: 14 Jul 2021]
  • Landry, Jerry. The Presidencies of the United States. 2017-2021.
  • Lester, Malcolm. Anthony Merry Redivivus: A Reappraisal of the British Minister to the United States, 1803-6. Charlottesvile, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1978.
  • Lewis, James E, Jr. The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis. Princeton, NJ and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017.
  • Lewis, Meriwether. “To Thomas Jefferson, 23 September 1806,” Founders Online, National Archives, [Last Accessed: 20 Jun 2021]
  • Linklater, Andro. An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson. New York: Walker Publishing Co, 2009.
  • Malone, Dumas. Jefferson the President Second Term, 1805-1809: Jefferson and His Time, Volume Five. Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1974.
  • Masterson, William H. Tories and Democrats: British Diplomats in Pre-Jacksonian America. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1985.
  • McMichael, Andrew. Atlantic Loyalties: Americans in Spanish West Florida 1785-1810. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2008.
  • Moulton, Gary E. The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day. Lincoln, NE and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
  • Stewart, David O. American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.
  • Thorning, Joseph F. Miranda: World Citizen. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1967.
  • Withey, Lynne. Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams. New York & London: Simon & Schuster, 2002 [1981].
  • Zacks, Richard. The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805. New York: Hyperion, 2005.

Featured Image: “Le général Louise-Marie Turreau (1756-1816), lors de l’affaire de Gravière (8 prairial, an VIII – 21 mai 1800)” by Louis Hersent [c. 1800], courtesy of Wikipedia

3.33 – Glimmers of Hope

Year(s) Discussed: 1805-1806

With American and Spanish military forces amassing along the western US border and with the commanding general of the Army potentially involved in a secession and/or filibustering plot with the former Vice President, late 1806 was a time of trepidation for President Jefferson and his administration. Before long, though, a few hopeful prospects started to appear including the return of Jefferson’s protege turned continental explorer, Meriwether Lewis. Sources used for this episode can be found at

Featured Image: “James Wilkinson” by Charles Willson Peale [c. 1797], courtesy of Wikipedia

Intro and Outro Music: Selections from “Jefferson and Liberty” as performed by The Itinerant Band