Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Alexander, Lord Stirling
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10047 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 September 1782 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 36 x 23.4 cm.
Reports the arrival of part of a [bldg.] sent by Alexander. Discusses recent orders and troop movements in New York. Mentions ordering troops to Albany to take down a laboratory and to check on wagons in the vicinity. Mentions the recent death of his infant son, writing "The misery inflicted upon us poor mortals appears frequently to be too great to be borne, and yet we wade on, if not contented, yet unwilling to have a period put to our troubles and the shadows we call pleasures." Notes that Mrs. Knox sends her regards to William Duer and Lady "Kitty" Duer (Catharine Alexander, Stirling's daughter and wife of William Duer).
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