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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lucy Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00479 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: White Plains, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 November 1776 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Mentions problems with the post. Discusses the Battle of White Plains. Notes his belief that the British are planning to attempt a decisive attack. Thinks she should spend the winter in Boston and if she agrees he will send William Knox to escort her.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Knox, Lucy Flucker, ca. 1756-1824.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Battle of White Plains, Revolutionary War, Military History, Post Office, Continental Army, Battle, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Revolutionary War General

Sub Era: The War for Independence