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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Benjamin Hichborn

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03259 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 April 1786 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32.3 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that though he has written only once since he left Boston, his affection has not diminished for Hichborn. Is happy to hear all his Boston friends, including Hichborn, are well; this is frequently reported to Knox by his "valuable chronicle" Henry Jackson. Relates that his wife Lucy is in poor spirits as her mother [Hannah Waldo Flucker] died the previous December, and she now only has one sister left [Mrs. Hannah Urquhart]. Due to this circumstance he is interested in renewing his attentions to the "eastern estates," likely the Waldo Patent properties belonging to Lucy's family. Writes, "I have not yet received her will but Mrs. Urquhart wrote me that she and myself are joint executors- and that her mother had divided her estate between Mrs Knox Mrs Urquhart & her sons children- Sally Flucker (Mrs Jepsen) died last year without children." Has consulted Mr. Samuel Winslow and Mr. Robbins for help with certain claims, and hopes to have the business settled soon. Will apply to Hichborn if he needs any legal help. He and Lucy send their love to Mrs. Hichborn.

People: Hichborn, Benjamin, 1746-1817
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Flucker, Hannah, 1726-1785
Harwood, Hannah Flucker Urquhart, fl. 1774-1796
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Winslow, Samuel, fl. 1781-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralFriendshipMalariaChildren and FamilyDeathEstateFinanceLaw

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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