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Lillie, John (1755-1801) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02162 Author/Creator: Lillie, John (1755-1801) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 June 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 22.7 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Captain Lillie, an aide-de-camp to General Knox, to Major General Knox. Hopes he will not give Knox displeasure while informing him that he is going to Virginia with General Benjamin Lincoln. Says Lincoln promised to inform him and make it acceptable. Says he met a man in Philadelphia from England named "Dickason" who asked to be remembered to Knox. Says Dickason saw William Knox in Amsterdam on 20 March. Says he has not been able to get the cotton denim Knox requested. Has forwarded the articles Mrs. Knox wanted along with the bill of 40 dollars. Says the watch is in perfect order and has been safely packed for the journey north. Apologizes for his handwriting as he is suffering from a fever and the ague. Postscript says he will have today's newspaper sent (not included here).

People: Lillie, John, 1755-1801

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralTravelGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCottonTextileClothing and AccessoriesFinanceHealth and Medical

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