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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to [Mercy Otis] Warren

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04751 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter Date: 12 October 1790 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22.8 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Secretary of War Henry Knox missed seeing [Mercy Otis] Warren in Boston. Tells Warren to "be proud [of] addg yr name" to America's list of literary figures. See GLC02437.04736 for Warren's letter to Knox.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Warren, Mercy Otis, 1728-1814

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryLiterature and Language ArtsPoetry

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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