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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00447 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 September 1776 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 20.5 x 15.1 cm.

Explains that he has been extremely busy and has not been able to write. Notes that those "Rascally Hessians" took his baggage with most of things and asks that some cloth be sent to him. Written from Mount Washington (now Washington Heights) in New York.

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Mount Washington Septr 19 1776
My dear Brother
I have a thousand excuses to make you for not writing to you for which I must appeal to your affection My Constant fatigue and application to the business of my extensive department has been such that I have not had my Cloaths of once a nights for more the 40 days - I have wrote Mr. Jackson a long letter to which I refer you - tho Rascally Hessians took my baggage to waggon with the greater part of my things I must therefore press you either to buy the same blue Cloth or if that is not to be had some brown Cloth superfine send me likewise [2] the Epaulets you mention by some safe hand Give my love to all those who love me -
Adieu my dearest brother
HKnox

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