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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lucy Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00197 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Watertown, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 July 1775 Pagination: 1p.: docket ; 20.7 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Longs to see her, but must be of service to his country. Sends her copies of the addresses made in Congress and directed to generals George Washington and Charles Lee (not included).

Full Transcript: Watertown July 7. 1775
My beloved Lucy
It appears to be to have been an age since I left you, I long to see you, which nothing should prevent but the the ...flattering hope of being able to do some little service to my distressed & devoted Country - I remember you in my prayers [struck: which] and I need not desire you to do the like for me - I have nothing new to communicate at present a number of little annecdotes excepted, which the want of time prevents - Mr Jackson is here he desires his best respects to you - he has been so fortunate as to get all his Cloaths out of Boston - I inclosed to you the the elegant adresses of the Congress to General Washington & Genl Lee & their answers - both of which would have done honor to [Rome,] in its greatest honor - I beleive I shall write to you again in the afternoon
[written vertically in left hand column] Beleive me my dear Girl your ever
loving HKnox
[docket]
Genl Knox to Watertown July 7th
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Military HistoryContinental ArmySiege of BostonLove LettersMarriageWomen's HistoryContinental CongressCongressPresidentGovernment and CivicsRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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