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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Gordon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03247 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 March 1786 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 23.3 x 18.5 cm.

Writes to Reverend Doctor William Gordon, a prominent Massachusetts minister and historian. Discusses a brigade of General Nathanael Greene's division, commanded by Brigadier General Weedon, that engaged with the British "at the close of the action at Brandywine." Explains that while Colonel Walter Stevens' s regiment fought gallantly, so did many others. Adds that he has tried to obtain information for Gordon's history but has been of limited success; refers him to General Greene, whose "information must be perfect on this subject." Also relates that many printers in Boston are upset to hear that he plans to print his history in England. Wishes him a happy voyage when he does set sail for England. Asks him if he can be of service once he arrives there. Mrs. Lucy Knox sends her regards to Mrs. Gordon.

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