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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04072
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0087] January-February 1789 
Title Henry Knox to George Washington Greene about his education
Date 3 January 1789
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Greene, George Washington  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Declares that the only news he has heard of Greene, the son of General Nathanael Greene, is from the son of Mr. [J. Hector] St. John de Crevecoeur, who is at school with Greene. Encourages him to study diligently, and reminds him of his father, General Greene, "who by the force of his own talents became so dear and so important to his Country - That you are to qualify yourself by your education to support his name, and so become the protector of your family." Reminds him to listen well to the Marquis de Lafayette, under whom he is studying. Provides him news on Greene's mother, Catharine, and brother, Nathanael. Knox’s retained draft.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Education  Children and Family  France  Women's History  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Greene, George Washington (ca. 1776-1793)  Greene, Catharine Littlefield (1755-1814)  Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786)  Lafayette, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de (1757-1834)  St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector (1735-1813)  
Place written New York, New York
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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