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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lucy Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00209 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Cambridge, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 November 1775 Pagination: 1p. +addr.+docket. 23 cm. x 19.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes lovingly to his wife. Discusses his journey to visit her, getting caught in a violent storm, and expecting to see her tomorrow night. Explains that George Washington has ordered him to go to Fort Ticonderoga. Knox, having recently been appointed head of the artillery, was sent to Ticonderoga to inspect and bring back to Cambridge the British artillery captured there by a force led by Ethan Allen on 15 May 1775.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Cambridge November 16: 1775
After the most tender inquiries concerning my dear Girls Health [struck: &c the] Inform her that My horse tired before I got to Marl[bro?] where I ...got Mr Gilbt Speakman who was so polite as to offer Him with the utmost freedom I lodg'd at Barkers and arriv'd here Yesterday in the most violent N. East Storm that I almost ever knew [struck: the] - keep up your Spirits my dear Girl I shall be with you to morrow night & don't be alarm'd when I tell you that the General has order'd me to go to the West Ward as far as Ticonderoga about a three Weeks Journey, dont be afraid there is no fighting in the Case I am going upon buisness only [struck: Thus is] My only regret will be to leave my love who will I am sure be as easy as possible under such circumstances - Mr Jackson will I beleive go up with me If he does not he will go up on friday or saturday & will bring you down to Mr Pelhams
I am My dearest
Yours most Affectionately
Harry Knox
Mrs Knox

[address leaf]
Camb. Novr 16 -
Mrs. Knox
Nov. 75. whilst
the enemy were
at Cambridge
Genl to Mrs Knox
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Military HistoryFort TiconderogaRevolutionary WarLove LettersMarriageTravelPresidentArtillerySiege of BostonContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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