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Love Letter from Harry Knox to Lucy Knox

White Marsh, Pennsylvania
November 5, 1777

Although the letter dates a month prior to the Valley Forge Encampment and was sent from the camp at White Marsh, Knox's longing for his wife was a sentiment shared by many of the men at the camp. Knox notes that "nothing but the flattering hope of being assisting in freeing my Country from a lot of proud usurpers and from threatened slavery, war then death should have tempted me to resign...that happiness which I enjoyd [sic] in the society of my Lucy."

Paper. H 25.1, W 19.2
The John F. Reed Collection
Valley Forge National Historical Park, VAFO 64288