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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04407
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0092] November-December 1789 
Title Henry Knox to Marquis de Lafayette wishing him well
Date 7 November 1789
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Lafayette, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Sends his sincere wishes for Lafayette's happiness. Mentions mutual friends, including the Marchioness de Brehan, who was wary of returning to France due to the "state of affairs" there (the French Revolution). Reports that "We are all peace - Our beloved chief is on a journey to the Eastern States - He is received every where with all possible demonstrations of affection - long may he live to be the chief of the U.S." Encloses a letter from Catharine Greene for her son, who was studying with Lafayette in France (not included here).
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Friendship  Women of the Founding Era  Women's History  French Revolution  Immigration and Migration  Refugees  France  Global History and Civics  Peace  Government and Civics  President  Travel  Children and Family  Education  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Lafayette, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de (1757-1834)  Greene, Catharine Littlefield (1755-1814)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Women in American History; The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family; Education
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859