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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05960 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 November 1793 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 32 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: References Lucy's letter of 1 November. Says he will not go into the city until she returns, but believes everything is now fine. Reports he has sent her three letters before this one. Mentions that Alexander Hamilton is entirely recovered from his illness and was in Germantown yesterday. Says "He sent for Stevens, and Belville from Trenton because he was apprehensive that if he took any of the city Physcicians [sic] he should be systematically sacrificed either by the Tonics, or evacuents - But his disorder arose from cold, and did not in the least partake of the prevailing disorder." Local physicians state the yellow fever will be entirely eradicated in 10-15 days. There is hope Congress will meet in Philadelphia. Notes "it is considered of now small national importance, that it should be known abroad that the Government is administered and the legislature is sitting in the very place of which such dreadful reports have been and will be circulated." Wants to know when she leaves Newark, so he can meet her in Bristol. Says their time apart is "a tedious time indeed." Mentions their baby is in good health. Asks her to embrace Lucy, Henry, and Washington. Written from Falls of Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, present day Philadelphia. Free frank signed by Henry Knox.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Yellow FeverDiseaseRevolutionary War GeneralWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryHealth and MedicalDrugsCongressGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyChildren and Family

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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