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Gardner, Joseph (d. 1788) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00579 Author/Creator: Gardner, Joseph (d. 1788) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 April 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 31.4 x 18.9 cm.

Dr. Gardner informs Knox that both his wife and daughter have been successfully inoculated against smallpox, and are feeling well again. Also a French ship has just arrived with 58 cannons, as well as shot, powder, clothing, blankets and tents. Promises to continue writing and offers to do any favors Knox needs.

Joseph Gardner was a surgeon's mate, in the twelfth continental regiment.

Boston Ap 24 1777
Dear Sr
Ms Knox told me she had informd you of her & Misss having been inoculated for the small Pox & I have now the Pleasure of acquainting you the eruption is complent & Both out of Danger they are at Broolyn I shall see them this morning & take with me Your Letter that came by Last Evenings Post but imagine you will not have an answer as it is against the regulation of the Place to Send any Letter from thence
It is probable you will hear before this reaches you of the arrival of a large Ship at Ports str from France with 58 [illegible] Brass Cannon with carriages Shott & Cloathing Blanketts Powder [inserted: Tents] & reports of the quantities Various I shall write you every Post at least till Mrs Knox returns to Town; During her absence or any other time if you will favour me with you command will Execute them with pleasure allways glad of an oppy of showing you how much I am.
Dear Sr. yr J Gardner
Ship arrived Sunday ownd by merchants in France Landd with Dry goods &c

[address leaf]
General Knox

Dr. Jos Gardner
April 24
announcing the
arrival of 4

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