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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lucy Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00359 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 July 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 19.6 cm. x 15.7 cm.

Explains that he wrote her at Fairfield, Connecticut to check on her well being and tell her how much he values her, to tell her that the British had landed at Staten Island but had not attacked New York yet, and that he believes when they do, the Americans will be able to beat them back. He also asked her to send money after taking what she needed and to ask where to send her trunks. Reports that General Nathanael Greene, Jonathan Pollard, and Mrs. [Herey] are all "well an in good spirits," information that Lucy could pass on to spouses and loved ones in Connecticut. Asks if Lucy took the fifty dollars Colonel David Mason gave Henry.

My only Love
I wrote you a Considerable Long Letter by the post to Fairfield where I hope you are the purport of it is to tell you I value you above [every] thing else here below- that we have had no battle yet - that they have taken possession of the Tory Staten Island- that we think we can beat them with the blessing of heaven - to send my money that is the trunk, taking out what you want to direct me where to send your Trunks - to know how you are situated, I saw genl Green Yesterday eveg. he was well & in spirits Mr Pollard is well Mrs. [Airey] is also well is in good spirits. I send this by Mrs Smith - [inserted in the left hand margin: Send me word whether you took the fifty Dollars Collo [Mason] gave me - as I never have seen them since]
Adieu my Love
Heaven preserve You
and your babe -
[address leaf]
Mrs. Lucy Knox
at Stamford
favrd by Mrs Smith
N. York 1776
Gen to Mrs Knox

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