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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lucy Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00198 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Watertown, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 July 1775 Pagination: 2 p. : address : 19 x 15.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Longs to see her and expects to the following week. Expresses esteem for generals George Washington and Charles Lee. Of Washington, he writes: "General Washington fills his place with vast ease and dignity & dispenses happiness all around him." Of Lee: "Genl Lee will become very popular soon." Reports that he is going to visit Washington this evening.

Full Transcript: [draft]
My dearest Wife,
I write you this by our neighbor Mr. Curtis. Were I to attempt to express the anxiety I feel upon our separation I must take up ...a very long sheet of paper indeed - but the pleasure which I have in Idea of seeing my love in the beginning of next week and I am sorry that it cannot be before. I have no news to communicate to you but this opportunity. I intended to have written to you yesterday but was obliged by a great hurry to omit it. General Washington fills his place with vast ease and dignity & dispenses happiness around him. Genl Lee will become very popular soon. I am in [Obligd] to go to Cambridge to wait on General Washington & I promise to be there by seven o'clock & 'tis now [2] half past that time. God bless and keep you in his safe protection until I have the pleasure of seeing you. Think of [struck: me] & pray for your tenderly affectionate
Henry Knox
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Lee, Charles, 1732-1782

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Military HistoryPresidentLove LettersMarriageRevolutionary WarSiege of BostonContinental ArmyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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