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Lawrance, E. (fl. 1789) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04126 Author/Creator: Lawrance, E. (fl. 1789) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: February 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 24.3 x 19.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Author is a Mrs. E. Lawrance. Writes that she has heard Knox is afflicted with a "rheumatic complaint," and declares that Mr. Lawrance (her relationship with him is unclear) was in the same situation. Visited him in Albany, and found him unable to move his limbs. Was able to cure him in five days, and would like to send Knox her remedy to help him recover as well. Declares that Knox must first have faith, and then she will send her remedy.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralWomen's HistoryWomen of the Founding EraWoman AuthorHealth and MedicalDrugsReligion

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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