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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03141 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 8 May 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.5 x 19.7 cm.

Knox writes to Crevecoeur, French consul at New York. Expresses his regret at Crevecoeur's loss of important papers. Apparently responding to Crevecoeur's request for information related to the Revolutionary War, writes, "...I was not at the frontiers during the War having always been with the Army under the immediate orders of His Ex Gen Washington[.]"

Crevecoeur was the author of Lettres d'un cultivateur Américain (Letters From An American Farmer).

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