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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05962 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 November 1793 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: References receiving two of Lucy's letters. Has enclosed a letter for Henry Jackson Knox (not included). Does not have a complaint about her leaving on Wednesday, just wants her to be happy and comfortable. Does not believe it prudent to go into Philadelphia until 25 November. Says there has been rain the past two days and unseasonable warm weather today. Notes "Some people who have lately gone into the city have fallen sacrifices either to their own imprudence or to the malignancy of the disorder." Has directed their house to be well aired. Mentions he received a letter from Mrs. Harwood, Lucy's sister, "in what she accedes to the idea of a mutual relinquishment, the bond for the patents, and says that above £800 has been recd as a dividend but I suppose that includes her proportion as well as yours." Will send her the deed. Says their daughter is well, but shy of strangers. Writes, "I believe Gov Clinton did right to not reprieve the forgers." Notes many have returned to the city, but none of their neighbors except for Parry Hall, the printer, who died last week. Written from Falls of Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, present day Philadelphia.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralChildren and FamilyWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryYellow FeverHealth and MedicalDiseaseEstateFinanceContractForgery and FraudDeathPrintingGovernment and CivicsCrimeLawPardon

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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