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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03196
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0076] September-December 1785 
Title Henry Knox to Marquis de Lafayette discussing Knox's family
Date 17 September 1785
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Lafayette, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description References Lafayette's letters of May and June 1785. Says "I had the unhappiness previous to the receipt of your benevolent letter of June to be fully informed of my Brothers insanity." Goes on to say he recovered his health and reason. Says he has proof of this through William's letters and reports from other friends. Reports that William is now in London and will soon sail for Boston. In reference to Lafayette's assistance, tells him to moderate his kindness or he will be oppressed by his goodness. Would like to send his son Harry to France to study under Lafayette, but says the boy is too young now. Says Harry will be ready in 3 or 5 years. Hopes Lafayette is enjoying his tour of Europe. Wants a report of the troops he sees in the different countries he visits. Sends greetings to Colonel Gouvion.
Subjects Mental Health  Revolutionary War General  France  Friendship  Children and Family  Health and Medical  Travel  Global History and Civics  Education  Military History  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Lafayette, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de (1757-1834)  Gouvion, Jean-Baptiste (1747-1792)  Knox, William (1756-1795)  
Theme Children & Family; Education; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859