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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09829 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter Date: 1 April 1795 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.7 x 19.5 cm

Summary of Content: Letter is not signed but appears to be in Knox's handwriting. Discusses his disappointment with his son [likely Henry Jackson Knox]. Notes his friend [Henry] Jackson, informed Knox that his son "fell into the vilest of company male, and female, and [practiced] gambling and drinking excessively." Notes, "it is highly probable that his connection with bad women may have diseased him.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Henry Jackson, 1780-1832

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Morality and EthicsGamblingAlcoholChildren and FamilyWomen's HistoryHealth and Medical

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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