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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lucy Flucker Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05958 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 November 1793 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed and initialed by Knox. Tells Lucy their baby girl and the rest of the family is in good health just outside Philadelphia. Reports "The disorder seems to have vanished by Magic and the great Storm of rain which took place the day before yesterday and lasted 24 hours will complete the death of this infernal monster." Says he will not be going into town until December though. Expects to see Lucy by 15 November. Notes President Washington and Thomas Jefferson arrived in Germantown yesterday in perfect health. Mentions "Hamilton is again sick, but not with the prevailing fever but he has caught cold - and will be well again in two or three days." Written from Falls of Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, present day Philadelphia.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyHealth and MedicalYellow FeverDiseaseExtreme WeatherPresidentGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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