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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lucy Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00666 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 November 1777 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 33.4 x 20.4 cm.

Knox writes, "I am unhappy to the last degree that you should suppose in the least that my affection for you is diminish [sic]- my God knows how much I suffer for your sake how much anxiety I go thro this you may rely upon my dearest Love that I have no other affection on earth..." Hopes to see her sometime during the upcoming winter.

[draft]
Camp 25th Novr. 1777
My dearest dear
I receiv'd your two Letters by Colo Crane & [illegible] of an old date but none by the post - I am unhappy to the last degree that you should suppose in the least that my affection for you is diminished - my God knows how much I suffer for Your sake how much anxiety I go thro this you may rely upon my dearest Love that I have no other affection on earth that bears the least Competition with that I have for you - that my being in the service is part of that affection, I have said so much on this subject of my being in the army that it is impossible I should add any thing further on the subject - I am yours wholly and entirely - and Wish to have no other Love - the greatest happiness I have is the Contemplation of when I shall enjoy in the [illegible] of my lovely Lucy - be assur'd [2] my dearest Girl that no earthly object shall ever seperate me from you after this matter shall be once happily settld I shall by the Grace and permission] of God see you this Winter when I shall endever to convince you with [illegible] ardency I am your affectionate Harry
I am call'd off by an immediate summons to attend the General
That may heaven protect & bless you in the ardent prayer of your unalterable
H Knox
[address leaf]
Mrs Lucy Knox
Boston

[docket]
Nov /77
Gen to Mrs K

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