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Colden, Henrietta Maria (fl. 1792-1794) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05541 Author/Creator: Colden, Henrietta Maria (fl. 1792-1794) Place Written: Lansingburgh, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 July 1792 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 24.4 x 20.5 cm.

Asks Knox to deliver an enclosed letter (not present) to Mr. Kean respecting payment to the Ohio Company. Talks about mutual acquaintances. Mentions seeing John Jay, "I had the pleasure to see Chief Justice Jay on his Rout thro' this Place: the Papers must have conveyed to you the Spirited & Patriotic Address & Conduct of the Citizens of Lansingburgh on Mr. Jay's arrival..." "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

[draft]
Lansingburgh July 16.th 1792.
Dear Sir,

Permit me to trespass so far on your Goodness as to request the delivery of the enclosed to Mr Kean it respects the paym.t to be made to me by the Ohio Company, which I find will be done at New York in Aug.st by Coll. Talmadge to Mr James Constable who I have empowered to receive it on his producing my Certificate now in the hands of Mr. Kean. -
Present me most affectionately to Mrs. Knox when you write to her. - I sympathize with you during your Widow hood & wish I could regale you with the fine cool breezes from the Hudson that constantly fan my Windows I had the pleasure to see Chief Justice Jay on his Rout thro' this Place: the Papers must have [struck: told] [inserted: conveyed to] you. the Spirited & Patriotic Address & Conduct of the Citizens of Lansingburgh on Mr. Jay's arrival - I can tell you, our address has Given more General satisfaction [inserted: in this state] than the [flat] compositions which have followed it
Adeiu my dear sir, in all
situation believe me your friend & servt
Henrietta Marie Colden
Genl. Knox -
[address leaf]
Hon.ble Gen.l Knox.
War Department
p post Philadelphia
[docket]
Lansingburgh July 16.th 1792
M.rs H. M. Colden.

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