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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00086
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0007] June-December 1773 
Title Henry Knox to David McClure about his travel plans and the death of a friend
Date 26 July 1773
Author McClure, David (1748-1820)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Announces his arrival in Philadelphia after a "long Excursion into the Wilderness." Explains plans to travel back to New England. He expects to arrive in Boston in October. Has just heard of the passing of his friend, Mr. Wheaton, and comments philosophically on death. He is concerned about the church affairs on death of popular minister. Indicates that he sent a box to Knox. Gives his regards to others. McClure was returning from service as missionary to the Delaware Indians in a town on the Muskingum River in Ohio (see GLC02437.00015, GLC02437.00032 and GLC02437.00088). McClure spells his name "Maccluer."
Subjects Travel  American Indian History  Religion  Frontiers and Exploration  Death  
People McClure, David (1748-1820)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Wheaton, Mr. (d. 1773)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Native Americans; Religion; Westward Expansion
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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