From Henry Knox
July 19. 1791
My dear Sir
I have received your friendly note of this morning for which I sincerely thank you. I shall frequently avail myself of your kindness, and I should have done so this day, in order to evince my impressions on the occasion, had I not previously engaged to Mrs. Knox, that I would dine with her being the first time since her late confinement.—I am my dear Sir respectfully and affectionately Yours,
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 19 July 1791 and so recorded in SJL. Dft (MHi: Knox Papers).