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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00328 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 June 1776 Pagination: 2p. +addr. 21.1 cm. x 16.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Notes that he received William's account of stock resulting from the plunder of British troops. Discusses notes that must be paid that pertain to personal business. Asks William to send him money to buy a carriage, so that Lucy Knox can leave New York quickly if there is danger. Also asks him to send uniform buttons he previously wrote about (see GLC02437.00275). Wants William to keep him informed on what is done with the confiscated Tory estates. Requests a copy of Edes and Gill's monday newspaper. The British had left many supplies in Boston when they evacuated in March, 1776.

Full Transcript: [draft]
New York June 3d 1776
Dear Billey
I recd. yours giving an account of the Sterling amount of the Stock remaining from the plunder of the British troops - From ...the appearance of things I must Confess it falls very short of my reckonings[.] You will endevor to make the most of it. Lorings Note must be paid before Thayers, Tho neither of them with the money you now have in your hands - I wish you to remit me at least £50 [illegible] by the first opportunity. I have made a purchase of a Phaeton & pair for the Conveneicne of Conveying your Sister from this on the appearance of Danger - I think you had better Send it by the post inclos'd in a Letter. - I wish to know the amount of what Mr Thayer recd. by the way of the Sale of the furniture - Give my Love to my friend Harry I remember [2] me to all other friends - Send me the Uniform Buttons I wrote about a long time ago - Your Sister & Babe are well & wrote you last week - Sell the [illegible] - write me word what is to be done with the Tory estates & write me fully about every other affair - send me Edes & Giles Mondays Newspapers
I am in very great Haste
Your affectionate Brother
HKnox -
[address leaf]
To
Mr. William Knox
Boston
[docket]
Letter from Collal Knox
June 3d. 1776.
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, William, 1756-1795

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryFinanceWartime Pillaging and DestructionGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyTransportationMarriageMilitary UniformsClothing and AccessoriesLoyalistRevolutionary War General

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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