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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04407 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 7 November 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 31.7 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Sends his sincere wishes for Lafayette's happiness. Mentions mutual friends, including the Marchioness de Brehan, who was wary of returning to France due to the "state of affairs" there (the French Revolution). Reports that "We are all peace - Our beloved chief is on a journey to the Eastern States - He is received every where with all possible demonstrations of affection - long may he live to be the cheif of the U.S." Encloses a letter from Catharine Greene for her son, who was studying with Lafayette in France (not included here).

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Greene, Catharine Littlefield, 1755-1814

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFriendshipWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryFrench RevolutionImmigration and MigrationRefugeesFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPeaceGovernment and CivicsPresidentTravelChildren and FamilyEducation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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