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Affleck, Edmund (ca. 1723-1788) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02794 Author/Creator: Affleck, Edmund (ca. 1723-1788) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 November 1783 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed in text. Sends his compliments to Henry Knox and his wife, and expresses his regret that "the great hurry of Business alone prevents him from waiting on them before he leaves this Country to return his thanks for their polite attention to him at West Point." Noted as written "From His Brittanic Majesty's Ship Assurance in Hudson's River." (See GLC02437.02793 for Knox's reply)

People: Affleck, Edmund, ca. 1723-1788.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Continental Army, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Navy, West Point (US Military Academy)

Sub Era: Creating a New Government