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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00531 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Letter Date: 11 February 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 16.1 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Invites Knox to join him for "Dinner to day at 2 o Clock." The year is not given, but has to be 1776 as Knox was a Colonel then.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: [draft] General Washington's compliment to Colonel Knox, Requests the favor of his company at Dinner to day at 2 oClock Sunday Morng. Feb.ry 11th [address leaf] To Colonel Knox

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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