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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.08066
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0159] Post-1806 
Title Benjamin Waterhouse to Lucy Knox about Knox's daughter-in-law and asking for Henry Knox's opinions on establishing a US navy
Date 6 February 1818
Author Waterhouse, Benjamin (1754-1846)  
Recipient Knox, Lucy Flucker  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes first to report on Knox's daughter (in law) Eliza's travels to and from Boston, and correspondence related to her (Eliza married Lucy's son Henry Jackson Knox). Next, discusses President [John] Adams's recent preoccupation with the idea of an American Navy. Adams believes that when he was Vice President under Washington, they discussed the establishment of a Navy; [Thomas] Jefferson and [Henry] Knox supported the idea, but [Alexander] Hamilton and the Attorney General did not. Writes that President Adams would like to know whether Lucy remembers any debates on this subject. Believes that Adams plans to write a history of the Navy, and would like to include Knox's opinions of it. Page 3 contains a brief note from Waterhouse about the receipt of correspondence from Lucy prior to the current letter as well as financial information.
Subjects Women's History  Navy  Military History  President  Vice President  Government and Civics  Literature and Language Arts  Finance  Children and Family  Travel  
People Waterhouse, Benjamin (1754-1846)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Cambridge, [?]
Theme Naval & Maritime; Women in American History; Children & Family; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859