The materials for this Memoir, prepared a short time since for the Memorials of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, have been mainly derived from the original letters and papers of General Knox. These papers, which fill fifty-six large portfolios, include, besides Knox's own letters and military papers, many of the letters of Washington Greene, and other prominent actors in the Revolution and a variety of documents illustrating the history and set tlement of that part of Maine included in the Mus congus or Waldo patent. About the year 1840 they were placed by the family in the hands of Hon. Charles S. Daveis of Portland, who began, but did not finish, a memoir of Knox; and in 1853 they were transferred, with the same object, to Mr. Joseph Wil lard of Boston, a gentleman eminently qualified for the task, but who unfortunately died before its com pletion. During their transit by water from Portland to Boston, the vessel in which they were embarked was wrecked, and they were slightly injured, having been for some hours submerged. They are now.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Francis S. Drake
Published Date - August 25 2019
ISBN - 9780266179528
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.2 cm
Page Count - 166
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