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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05970 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 November 1793 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: References Lucy's letter of 6 November. Believes Henry Jackson Knox will leave New York for Boston tomorrow. After he leaves, believes Lucy will return to Philadelphia. Wants her to be happy in New York because "life is so generally overshadowed with some gloom, that there is a sort of religion in enjoying the blessings of the moment." Says going into the city before 1 December is not prudent, although the yellow fever is "nearly at an end and I belive no instances of any fresh infection for 6 or 7 days past." 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: Yellow FeverDiseaseReligionRevolutionary War GeneralHealth and MedicalChildren and FamilyPhilosophyWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryTravel

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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