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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09399 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 September 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 22.4 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Transmits a box and map (not included), asking Knox to commit them to a person in whom he can confide. Notes that Knox should go by water to Christiana (possibly Delaware). Gives his compliments to Knox's wife, Lucy, hoping that she will spend some time at Mount Vernon. Docketed in Knox's hand.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: Dr Sir
Be so good as to commit the Box & Map herewith sent to some person in whom you can confide - to go by water to Christiana. -
Present ...my Compliments to Mrs. Knox, & repeat to her my wishes that she would spend her time at Mount Vernon - if it is convenient & agreeable to her to go to Virginia - I am very sincerely - Dr Sir
Yr. Obedt. & affect. Servt.
Go: Washington

5th. Sep. 1781

Genl Knox

from his Excellency
General Washington
5 Septr. 1781
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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyBattle (Siege, Surrender) of YorktownWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyMount Vernon

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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