Update on Sons Military Whereabouts

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Date September 27, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Unknown Recipient (primary)
Summary Letter, informs mother of son's march with army; discusses loss of Knox's son.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes The addressee is unknown, but designated as 'Madam.'
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Related Persons/Groups unknown; Henry Knox; Mrs. Lucy Knox; son; hostile Indians; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Ohio River; Miami River; Lake Erie; Fort Washington; ;
Keywords received from the hand of providence a most severe affliction by the loss of his second son in the ninth year of his age; tender parents to judge of the keenness of this event; pleasure of answering your last letter immediately upon receiving it; force is so respectable that it is not expected they will be met by the hostile Indians; great part of the distance is by water; communication on the Ohio; establish posts on the Miami River which empties into Lake Erie; honor to acknowledge the receipt of your two favors covering letters from your son; receive with pleasure your letters and forward them; your son has I presume marched with the army from Fort Washington; ;
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