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Knox, William (1756-1795) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05830 Author/Creator: Knox, William (1756-1795) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 February 1793 Pagination: 2 p. ; 23 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: References Henry's letter of 19 February. Notes he delivered the letter that Henry enclosed for William Duer. States the January packet from Europe arrived yesterday and he saw a letter from Mr. Brett to General Maunsell. The letter stated "every preparation was making for War by England, although hopes were entertained it would not take place." Goes on to say the letter reported that William Pitt "stood on high ground by being strongly supported by Parliament and the people in general." Says Mr. Fox's supporters left him because of his stance on France. Believes Thomas Paine is going to be named an outlaw and will not be allowed back into Britain. Reports French armies are going into winter quarters. Says there was a strong disposition to save the life of the King, who made a "firm and manly" defense in front of the Convention. States the King's council supported his innocence with great ability.

People: Knox, William, 1756-1795
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPoliticsMilitary HistoryFranceGovernment and CivicsLawFrench RevolutionCrimeLiterature and Language ArtsJournalismDeathDeath Penalty

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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