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Breck, Samuel (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05440 Author/Creator: Breck, Samuel (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 May 1792 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22.8 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that the Consul of France has asked Breck to enclose a letter for Knox to forward (not present). The Consul is apparently afraid that the letter will be miscarried, so asks if the addressee (a Mr. De Rome) could send his reply via Knox. Relates that his wife, Mrs. Breck, is looking forward to a visit by Mrs. Knox and the children. Explains that the state of Massachusetts is calm at present, and the financial crisis in New York has not extended to his region. Sends his compliments to Henry Jackson, if Jackson is with him.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Breck, Samuel, 1747-1809
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralEntertaining and HospitalityWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyFinanceEconomicsDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFrance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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