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Knox, William, 1756-1795 to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00445 Author/Creator: Knox, William, 1756-1795 Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 September 1776 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 31.9 x 19.4 cm. Order a Copy

Complains that Henry has not written to him recently and explains how he has received information from Lucy Knox and Mrs. Jonathan Pollard. Claims that they do not have many good sources for the news in Boston. Indicates that a British ship called the Mifford is seizing any vessel that comes near it in the bay. Mentions plans to mobilize troops from Connecticut. Notes that Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, and John Adams were being sent by Congress to meet with William Howe, a peace conference that later proved unsuccessful. Mentions reports of a battle on Lake Champlain. Business has improved in Boston. Notes that it is his twentieth birthday.

Knox, William, 1756-1795
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Pollard, Jonathan, fl. 1776-1786
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Adams, John, 1735-1826

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