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Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824 to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00643 Author/Creator: Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824 Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 August 1777 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32 x 19.5 cm. Order a Copy

Notes that Captain Randall is not leaving as soon as she expected, thus she can add more lines to her letter, a continuation of GLC02437.00642. Writes, "I forgot to tell you how much I am mortified at having received an epistle from you wrote upon the second of this month wherein you take no notice of it being your Lucys birth day- such apparent trifles are not overlooked by persons who tenderly Love- but it was the hurry of business it was not it could not be want of affection." Gives an account of the celebration in Boston following "advantage gained at the Northward," possibly the Battle of Bennington. Writes, "...every man you saw from the fine gentlemen- to the porter- were as happy as liquor could make them..." Worries as to Henry's health as he experiences heat and fatigue. Complains of the price of goods in Boston, and worries winter will be dire. Notes that if she is able to spend the winter with Henry, "it will hundreds in [his] pocket," due to the high prices she will pay if she remains in Boston. Mentions receiving a letter from Henry's brother William, who is with Henry.

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Knox, William, 1756-1795

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