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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Hannah Flucker Urquhart Harwood

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03721 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 December 1787 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 33.5 x 20.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Mrs. Urquhart of the birth of his eighth child, a boy, and states that both the mother and child are well. "Were all our little flock living you would not want for nephews & nieces but death has robbed us of three." Mentions her separation from her husband and offers her his friendship and aid, should she need it. Remarks, "Oppulence is far from essential to happiness."

Background Information: Hannah Flucker was a sister of Lucy Knox. She married for the first time to James Urquhart circa 1774, and then was divorced. She married a second time, to Richard Harwood, ...circa 1788.See More

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Harwood, Hannah Flucker Urquhart, fl. 1774-1796

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralChildren and FamilyWomen's HistoryHealth and MedicalDeathMarriagePhilosophy

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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