• Silver spoons by Joseph Cooke, 1791 
    Knox purchased these bright-cut silver tablespoons from Joseph Cooke of Philadelphia in 1791. They bear the cipher LK, almost certainly for his wife Lucy Knox, and have JC stamped on the back of the handle. A Philadelphia goldsmith and jeweler, Joseph Cooke claimed in his advertising that his close ties to England allowed him to be at the forefront of fashion in the United States. The spoons are mentioned in Caroline Swan Holmes willand listed in the inventory taken after Lucy Flucker Knox Thatcher’s death in 1854.
    Donated to Montpelier by Henry Thatcher Fowler
    Accession number: E-1-06a
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    Henry Knox Papers, Collection 166 of the Maine Historical Society
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