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Washington, George (1732-1799) Lucy Knox and Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00247 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document Date: 1 February 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 14 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Invitation to dinner, from George and Martha Washington.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: [draft]
The General & Mrs Washington, present their Compliments, to Col.o Knox & Lady, begs the favor of their Company at dinner, on Friday half after 2 oClock
Thursday Evening Feby 1st
[...address leaf]
Col.o Knox
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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Washington, Martha, 1731-1802
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: First LadyWomen's HistoryPresidentMilitary HistoryRevolutionary WarContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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