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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03725
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0082] October-December 1787 
Title Henry Knox to Samuel Ogden about the birth of a son, the new constitution and the possibility of war in Europe
Date 13 December 1787
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Ogden, Samuel  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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."
Subjects US Constitution  Revolutionary War General  Children and Family  Women's History  Government and Civics  Ratification  Politics  Military History  Global History and Civics  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Ogden, Samuel (1746-1810)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Children & Family; Creating a New Government; Women in American History; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859