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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00352 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 June 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 19.3 x 16.1 cm.

Reiterates his message from a 24 June 1776 letter (see GLC02437.00345) that Mr. Jackson will show William his letter, possibly referring to Henry Jackson who wrote to Knox with military news on 17 June 1776 (see GLC02437.00343). Also relays a report that General William Howe is on his way to New York with British forces. Knox indicates that they are prepared and states that it will be their own fault if they do not give the British a reception that does "honor to America." Discusses personal finances and mentions that Lucy Knox will write to William.

[draft]
New York June 26. 1776
Dear Billey
I have so little time this post that my letter will be very short - Mr Jackson will show you his letter which is wrote in a great hurry - add to his Letter there is a Report that General Howe with ten sail is [arrived] below and the rest will be here immediately I think we are very well prepar'd except we have not men enough and will be able to give him a Reception which must be our fault if it does not do honer to America - Keep the money you have & I shall get till I draw some draughts on you for this is an [extravagant] place - Lucy intended to write you she will do it next post - Yours affectionately
HKnox -

[address]
Mr Will. Knox
Boston
[docket]
Letter From Collo Knox
June 27.th 1776

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