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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to George Washington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05147 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 September 1791 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.8 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Initialed by Knox. Thanks Washington for his sympathy regarding the death of his son. States "The arrow with [which we were] stricken is indeed barbed with the keenest anguish." Says that neither reason nor philosophy has had their proper effect.

Full Transcript: Philadelphia Sept 8 1791
My dear Sir
[Struck: I feel most sensible, the kindness of your [consolating] sympathy]
The [arrow] with what [wee] stricken is indeed barbed with the keenest anguish. In ...this moment neither reason Philosophy or religion have their proper [struck: fare] [inserted: effect] - perhaps the [Serial] hand of time may reconcile us to a strong [handed] event [struck: where over what we could have] no [struck: control] when we alas could not control.
[Wounded] and [torn] to the [quick] as we are we [struck: felt] feel most [sensibly] the kindness of [2] Your sympathy -
With [entire] respect & affection
I am my Dear Sir
Your humble Svt

Genl Washington

Genl Washington
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralChildren and FamilyDeathPhilosophyPresidentWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryReligion

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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