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Brown, John (1800-1859) to Simon Perkins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00106 Author/Creator: Brown, John (1800-1859) Place Written: Springfield, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 June 1848 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses his wool business. "Burlington" continues to make excuses for not paying, while at the same time pleading for wool to be sent to him. Burlington Mills Manufacturing Company in Vermont was one of Brown's clients in the wool business.

Background Information: Simon Perkins was a wealthy sheep farmer who made John Brown his partner in the wool business from 1844 until 1852, when Brown's business collapsed.

People: Brown, John, 1800-1859

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Agriculture and Animal HusbandryIndustryFinanceEconomicsJohn BrownAfrican American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform Movement

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