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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05971 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 November 1793 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 32 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: References two of Lucy's letters. Expresses how much he misses her. Says he will meet her on the road "before you turn off from frankford road." Says the city appears to be safe and "It is filling with inhabitants." Reports that "A Vessell however has arrived and more are expected of the unfortune [sic] people of St. Domingo, expelled there by the English, or Aristocrats, who is apprehended are infected with some contagious disorder." Notes measures will be taken to prevent any danger. Mentions that President Washington went to Reading to see a canal that is being built. Washington was in the city yesterday. Comments further on the safety of the city. Free frank signed by Henry Knox. Written from Falls of Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, present day Philadelphia.

Full Transcript: [2] As it will be politic in order to induce a confidence in the members of Congress to [repair] by degrees to the City, that the President should remain out of ...it until [struck: the members] [inserted: they] shall have an opportunity of examining for themselves, it will be convenient for me, to remove into the Town until the President shall as I shall have to attend him frequently...See More

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryTravelYellow FeverDiseaseHealth and MedicalMaritimeRefugeesCanalsPresidentGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCaribbeanGovernment and CivicsInfrastructure

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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