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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to George Washington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04120 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 February 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.5 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he is sending along 13 1/2 yards of bottle green cloth, of Hartford manufacture. Would have sent more, but only 13 1/2 yards of this color came, and the other colors were too mean and coarse. Estimates that "[t]here will probably be enough for a coat and waistcoat for you and also for Mrs Washingtons rid[in]g dress." Reports that it was fairly inexpensive, only two dollars per yard, and he hopes the package arrives quickly and safely. Knox's retained draft.

Full Transcript: [draft]
New York 19 February 1789
My dear Sir
I forward you [struck: the] by the stage which sets out this day 13 ½ yards of ¾ Wide bottle green [inserted: cloth, of the Hartford ...manufacture - ] I would there were more of it for you and Mrs Washingtons purposes but it was all of this color that came - The greys, and the dark browns were too mean and corse to send either for you or Mrs Washington - [struck: perhaps] There will probably be enough for a coat and waistcoat for you [strikeout] and also for Mrs Washingtons rid[in]g dress. The price is not [struck: very] [inserted: very] high only two dollars a yard [inserted: New York paper] [strikeout]. As it is packed in a box I hope you will Receive it safly, and [strikeout] speedily - I having addressed particularly to the proprietors of the Stages at Philadelphia, Baltimore & Alexandria -

I am Dear Sir
[struck: Yours] Your [strikeout] most obedt
humble Set
H Knox

His Excelly
Genl Washington

To His Ex Genl Washington
19 Feby 1789
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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralPresidentTextileClothing and AccessoriesMerchants and TradeIndustryFirst LadyFinanceCommerceInauguration

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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