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Audebert, Philip (fl. 1788-1796) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05927 Author/Creator: Audebert, Philip (fl. 1788-1796) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 September 1793 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.1 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Written during the yellow fever outbreak in Philadelphia. Tells Knox that his children and domestics are in good health. Also says "nothing material has accured [sic] since you left us, as to the disorder in the City." Sends along an enclosed letter from the president as well as another letter from Thomas Sim Lee, Governor of Maryland (not included). Audebert reports he is in good health himself.

Background Information: Audebert was a clerk in the War Department office.

People: Audebert, Philip, fl. 1788-1796
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Yellow FeverDiseaseHealth and MedicalChildren and FamilyServantPresidentGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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