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Knox, William (1756-1795) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05977 Author/Creator: Knox, William (1756-1795) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 November 1793 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.7 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: References two letters from Henry. Reports that Henry's son, Henry Jackson Knox, arrived safely last evening. He is travelling to Hingham tomorrow or the next day. Says he will write Berkeley Sidney Knox, a man in Jamaica claiming to be a distant relative of Knox and seeking a job (see GLC02437.05938). Notes he "cannot undertake to say any thing more than has already been said upon this subject." Is happy to hear that a group of physicians announced the official abatement of the yellow fever in Philadelphia. Believes the disorder may still be latent and recommends that Henry keep his place in the country for a while. Reports that Henry Jackson sold his house for £2,000 and that his furniture is being sold tomorrow. He will be living at Mrs. Archibald's. Says Henry has no doubt seen the protest letter of Mr. Dennery. Believes it was penned by Genet and says "I do not pretend to ask what is to be done with all that french business, however I hope some happy medium will be fallen upon if possible."

People: Knox, William, 1756-1795
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: FranceFrench RevolutionYellow FeverDiseaseRevolutionary War GeneralChildren and FamilyEducationCaribbeanOffice SeekerHealth and MedicalFinanceLand TransactionHome FurnishingsWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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