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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  October-December 1787
|Henry Knox to Samuel Ogden about the birth of a son, the new constitution and the possibility of war in Europe
|13 December 1787
|Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
|Later copy of the original. Informs Ogden of the birth of his son, writes that "Mrs. Knox desires her affectionate respects to Mrs. Ogden with an earnest request for her appearance here ..." States that "[t]he new constitution is the domestic want, and a pretty general war the European apprehension. Loving peace as I do I pray sincerely for the new constitution, believing that it will be the only means to keep the ship steady in the rising storm. Perhaps the broils of Europe and an opinion that we may be hurt amid the clashing of arms may have the affect to induce the people of this country to embrace the thing which will secure them against insult." Docket states "Copied for Mr. Willard from the Originals in the Collection of Autographs of Ferdinand J. Dreer Esq. of Philada. Nov. 29 1857."
|US Constitution Revolutionary War General Children and Family Women's History Government and Civics Ratification Politics Military History Global History and Civics
|Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Ogden, Samuel (1746-1810)
|New York, New York
|Children & Family; Creating a New Government; Women in American History; Government & Politics
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859