Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Knox
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00360 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 ; 19.4 x 15.7 cm.
Notes that Lucy Knox and others have gone to Fairfield, Connecticut, away from potential fighting in New York. Indicates that he gave Colonel David Mason a draft for fifty dollars to be paid by William (see GLC02437.00358). Asks William to write "fully & frequently." Alluding to the impending battle in New York comments that "You may expect something great before long."
New York July 4 1776
I have no time to write you news - Lucy Betty & Baby are gone to Fairfield - I gave Colo Mason an order on you for 50 Dollars pay it upon sight - You may expect something great before long - write one fully & frequently.
I am Dear Billey Yours
Mr William Knox
Letter from Collo Knox
July 4.th 1776.
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