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Knox, William (1756-1795) [Journal]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08279 Author/Creator: Knox, William (1756-1795) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 26 December 1777-22 January 1778 Pagination: 8 p. ; 16.1 x 9.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Diary covers a variety of subjects, listed by date, including a report of General William Smallwood's capture of a British brig in Wilmington Delaware, local observations (including Moravian customs), the amount of snowfall, merchant shops, dining with Clinton, etc. Includes travels through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Prior to setting out on this journey, William had been staying with his brother Henry Knox at the Valley Forge encampment. Year inferred from content.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarContinental ArmyGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryPrisoner of WarPrivateeringReligionTravelMerchants and TradeEntertaining and Hospitality

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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