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This character page is on a person who is mentioned in Hamilton, but is not portrayed onstage by a cast member.

Henry Knox was a U.S. military officer who fought for the Continental Army and the United States Army. Knox had wanted to hire Alexander Hamilton as his secretary, a big opportunity, as Hamilton was seeking a way to rise in ranks; Hamilton declined, for he wanted to fight in the war instead of doing secretary tasks and writing.

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"Nathaniel Greene and Henry Knox wanted to hire you
I came to be a soldier, not a secretary
— George Washington, Alexander Hamilton "Right Hand Man"