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Poellnitz, Frederick Carl Hans Bruno, Baron von (1734-1801) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03172 Author/Creator: Poellnitz, Frederick Carl Hans Bruno, Baron von (1734-1801) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 August 1785 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 22.6 x 18.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03172 Author/Creator: Poellnitz, Frederick Carl Hans Bruno, Baron von (1734-1801) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 August 1785 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 22.6 x 18.7 cm.

Writes to Knox to discuss a home in New York City, at Bow[er]y Lane, apparently owned by Baron Poellnitz, which Knox is occupying. Baron Poellnitz has received word from Mr. Steven Sayre that Knox is living there, and is pleased to hear that it has been taken by a "Gentlemen of your Caracter for whom without having the honour of Personal acquaintance I have notwithstanding the heighest Respect and notions." Writes that his wife has left in a hurry, leaving everything in confusion, and asks that Knox continue at the house until he returns to the United States (though he is unsure when that will be). Writes that "Mr Sayre thinks that I will sell, but I am in my Hart to good an American to live any where else." Asks Knox to see the horses and perhaps the "charet" [chariot?] if someone wants to buy it, but nothing else.

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