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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Ralph Izard

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05980 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 November 1793 Pagination: 2 p. ; 36.3 x 21.3 cm.

Summary of Content: References Izard's letter of 17 November. Says it is the general opinion that Congress can meet in Philadelphia at the next appointed time. Says President Washington is staying in Germantown, although he comes to town often. Reports that Germantown is destitute of proper accommodations and says Izard and Smith will prefer their own house in the city. Mentions that if Congress decides to meet in Germantown, he can easily ride there from Philadelphia. Notes Izard's house is free from danger. Sends a note from Mrs. Cortright, Izard's housekeeper. Letterpress copy.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Izard, Ralph, 1742-1804

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralCongressGovernment and CivicsYellow FeverDiseaseHealth and MedicalPresidentLandlord and TenantTravelServant

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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