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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05481
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0109] May 1792 
Title Henry Knox to Lucy Knox [incomplete] about their children's education
Date 28 May 1792
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Was happy to have received Lucy's recent letters. Hopes she will settle in and forget the inconveniences of traveling. Talks about their loving relationship. Discusses the education of their children, particularly regarding their son Henry. Suggests that Lucy visit Andover to investigate schooling for him there. He writes, "In order to this the education of our children is all important. Upon a cool revision of this subject I am [persuaded] we have entertained an erroneous conduct. We have not considered the immense force and value of application and habits formed therefrom." Docketed on page one.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Women of the Founding Era  Women's History  Marriage  Children and Family  Education  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  Knox, Henry Jackson (1780-1832)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Education; Women in American History; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859