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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.

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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.

Summary of Content: 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).

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Alexander, William, 1726-1783
Duer, William, 1747-1799
Alexander, Catharine, fl. 1755-1782

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Building ConstructionRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWest Point (US Military Academy)TransportationArtilleryChildren and FamilyDeathWomen's History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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