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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lucy Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05554 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 July 1792 Pagination: 4 p. ; 32 x 20.3 cm.

Informs Lucy that he will not be able to be with her on a consistent basis for a while due to his current work. Discusses the situation with William Duer and writes that "he is too negligent - He is now busy in writing a political paper signed "Gracchus" in favor of [John] Jays election." Also sends news of friends.

In 1792, John Jay was the Federalist candidate for governor of New York, but was defeated by Democratic-Republican George Clinton.

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