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Knox, William (1756-1795) to Lucy Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01410 Author/Creator: Knox, William (1756-1795) Place Written: Nantes, France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 May 1782 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22.5 x 18.9 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01410 Author/Creator: Knox, William (1756-1795) Place Written: Nantes, France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 May 1782 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22.5 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by William Knox to his sister-in-law Lucy Knox. Inquires of her health and jokingly calls her newborn son [Marcus Camillus] "the little Roman Stranger." Goes on to say that "I have a good will to be offended that you did not think William a good name enough for him." Says he wrote to friends in England for news of the Fluckers, but has received no answer. Says he should have already been back in America, but that changes in politics has made him postpone his trip. Says his French has improved and that he has made better connections as well. Says he spent the winter in Paris and that "I had an opportunity of being a spectator of some of the most Brilliant amusements that had excited since the memory of the oldest Parisian. there were species of pleasures that could not but interest me in some degree my wish was to let them have their proper weight and nothing more." Part of docket is missing.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarChildren and FamilyClassical World and Ancient CivilizationLoyalistTravelPoliticsLiterature and Language ArtsFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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