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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Knox [incomplete]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00571 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Morristown, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter Date: 11 April 1777 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.3 x 19.3 cm.

Answers Williams questions from a previous letter. First says his effects are stored in Springfield. Next discusses the lease on his store. Advises William on what clothes and other goods he will need to procure for Henry. Lastly says that he will be assigned as a "volunteer aid de camp to General Greene," and reminds William that he will need to learn to ride better to fill this post.

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"…4th What Character I intend you shall to enter the army in - ansr. - as A Volunteer Aid de Camp to Genl. Greene, under whom who will learn Good Sense without Foppery and the Military Art without Ostentation - To learn to ride - and unlearn the Square and loose motions with your Arms - keep your hands in of your breeches - and and [sic] your knees down together and your Head a little more steady an Epaulette on each Shoulder Gold"

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