24 August 1788
Knox, Lucy Flucker (ca. 1756-1824)
Autograph letter signed
Title: to Henry Knox
Lucy writes to her husband: "How shall I thank the partner of my soul for the long affectionate letter I have just received from him, that he amid his numerous avocations should find so much time for me, is flattering indeed- but alas that unlucky summons to the breakfast table but for it who knows where the charming immagination [sic] of my Harry might not have led us." Mentions a recent matter in which Knox's friend, Henry Jackson, invested 10,000 of Knox's notes without his permission. Needless to say, Knox was furious, and Lucy offers her thoughts on the subject: "... you speak rightly of your notes I tremble pray my love remember tho he is your ancient friend, yet your property is not yours alone your helpless children and their equally helpless mother look to you for bread for cloathing and what is more your childrens education and setting out in life might be effected by that sum alone." Discusses family, mentioning her sister. Relates that she is staying with friends in Trenton, and recently beat Gouverneur Morris in chess. Instructs Knox to remember the equinox.