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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00490
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0015] September-December 1776 
Title Henry Knox to Lucy Knox about their separation and possible meeting in the winter plus is motivation for serving
Date 22 November 1776
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Knox, Lucy Flucker  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Assures her that their separation will not be as long as she fears, that they will soon be together again, and that he loves her deeply. Explains why he must stay at war and away from her, saying: "My obedience in this point interrupts our happiness for the present in order to secure it more effectually." Writes that the British have arrived near Fort Lee, and expects they will attack it soon. Reports that the Continental Congress has not taken care of his artillery unit. Hopes to see her in four weeks, assuming the British move to winter quarters. Expects that his brother will be with her shortly.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Marriage  Love Letters  Global History and Civics  Continental Congress  Congress  Artillery  Continental Army  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  
Place written White Plains, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Women in American History; Creating a New Government; Government & Politics
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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