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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Edward Carrington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04366 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 September 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 30.8 x 19.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Has received his last letter. Believes that highly respectable people have sought and been appointed to the position of Marshal, and congratulates him on his appointment to that office. Adds that the President supports his nomination. Mentions that his wife Lucy is ill and grief-stricken after the death of their child. Also discusses content of newspapers.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Carrington, Edward, 1749-1810
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralOffice SeekerGovernment and CivicsPresidentWomen's HistoryWomen of the Founding EraMarriageChildren and FamilyMental HealthDeathJournalismHealth and Medical

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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