Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lucy Knox
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00214 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Lake George, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 December 1775 Pagination: 1p.: address : docket ; 20.1 x 15.9 cm.
A brief note to tell his wife that he has arrived near Fort Ticonderoga and is in good health. Comments that the battery is waiting for him, in reference to his orders from George Washington to inspect artillery seized from the British earlier that year and return with it to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Written from Fort George in Lake George, New York.
Fort George Dec 5. 1775
My dear Lucy
I arriv'd here Yesterday I shall this day over Lake George to Ticonderoga - I have been exceedingly well since I left you - I hope in God you keep up your Spirits & and are in perfect health - I am now in the greatest hurry the batteries being waiting for me, having an opportunity to write to General Washington by General Schuyler I took this opportunity to [inserted: write to] the dearest object of my affections. beleive me I think continually of you. God preserve You
I am Your
at Newton near Cambridge
Dec. 1775 Gen. to Mrs. K.
at the period of general despondency
Knox makes an effort to supply the army with Guns
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