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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03897
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0084] April-June 1788 
Title Catharine Littlefield Green to Henry Knox regarding her son George Washington Greene [Copy]
Date 16 June 1788
Author Greene, Catharine Littlefield (1755-1814)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Contemporary copy of GLC02437.03898. Expresses gratitude for recent arrangements Knox made for her son George Washington Greene to travel to France for his education. Writes, "…your goodness particularly to my little boy has filled me with the most lively gratitude which however would not pain me if I had any other method of shewing you my feelings than by professions only. I am disgusted with professions: The world makes use of them, alas I know too well how fallaciously…" A note on page two underneath the docket states: "In consequence of the great friendship which existed between Gen Greene and Gen Knox some of his children were confided to the direction of the latter." Location inferred from GLC02437.03898.
Subjects Women's History  Children and Family  Education  Travel  France  Friendship  Revolutionary War General  
People Greene, Catharine Littlefield (1755-1814)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Greene, George Washington (ca. 1776-1793)  Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786)  
Place written Wethersfield, Connecticut
Theme Education; Children & Family; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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