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|The Henry Knox Papers  July-September 1795
|George Washington to Henry Knox discussing a treaty with Britain and the education of Washington's godson
|20 September 1795
|Washington, George (1732-1799)
|Later copy of a letter from Washington to Knox, discussing a letter recently received from Knox "with great pleasure." Comments on Knox's home in Maine (Knox retired to his estate, Montpelier, in 1795, located near the St. George River in Thomaston, Maine). Mentions the "Treaty with Great Britain," possibly referring to the Jay Treaty, signed by Washington in August 1795. Refers to public opinion of the Treaty. Discusses the details of providing for George Washington Lafayette (son the Marquis de Lafayette and the President's godson). Relates that he has arranged for Lafayette to be cared for by Senator George Cabot and entered in the University of Cambridge with his tutor. Instructed Cabot to inform the boy Washington would "be to him as a friend & father," though his relationship to Lafayette was to initially remain a secret. Hopes Knox will move his family to Philadelphia for the winter. Copy made 6 March 1854.
|President Treaty Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs Government and Civics Diplomacy Jay's Treaty Politics Revolutionary War General Children and Family Education France
|Washington, George (1732-1799) Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Lafayette, Georges Washington Louis Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de (1779-1849)
|Mount Vernon, Virginia
|Government & Politics; The Presidency; Children & Family; Education; Foreign Affairs
|The Henry Knox Papers
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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