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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Marquis de Lafayette

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04071 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 January 1789 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 32.2 x 20.5 cm.

Has only received a short note from Lafayette (on recommendations for the Society of the Cincinnati), since last June. Believes it is due to the suspension of packets between France and America, as Count de Moustier, the French minister to America, has also not received letters. Says they heard that General Nathanael Greene's son was placed in a respectable academy near Paris. Hopes his conduct is good. Reports that "Our Country is busy in making elections for the new Government - what is to take place the 1st of March. The people at large are becoming more and more strongly attached to it." Says New York and Virginia want a new convention before the new government meets, but that the majority do not want this to happen. Mentions that "Our friend Genl Washington is looked up to as the only man for President - and it is said Mr. John Adams will probably be vice president." Hopes he can report on a government "happily in operation without any commotion" in his next letter. Reports that Catherine Greene has gone to Georgia. States he was on a several month visit to his proposed estate in Maine.

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