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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William White

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06041 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter Date: 7 February 1794 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Knox writes in the third person. This is a note that accompanied a book Knox sent to Bishop William White. Knox sent "The Light of Nature Pursued" by Edward Search, whose real name is Abraham Tucker. Knox mentions Tucker died in London about 7 years ago. Signed by Knox in the body of the letter.

Background Information: The Most Reverend William White (1748-1836) was the first and fourth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, USA (1789; 1795-1836), the first Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania (1787-1836), and the ...second United States Senate Chaplain (appointed December 9, 1790).

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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
White, William, 1748-1836

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLiterature and Language ArtsReligionGiftPhilosophy

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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