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Irving, William (fl. 1772) to Thomas Irving

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.406.01 Author/Creator: Irving, William (fl. 1772) Place Written: Gribton, Scotland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 April 1772 Pagination: 1 p. : address : 30 x 19.4 cm.

Written by William Irving to his son Thomas Irving, who was Inspector General of Imports, Exports, and Register of Shipping for North America in Boston. Says he has waited impatiently the past three weeks for the result of Charles's petition. Says Thomas's brother James has christened a new boy, named William. Claims that James has determined to live more frugally now, and has moved to a smaller farm called "Waterside" where he hopes to live a quiet life away from the mismanagement of large farms. Says "Mistress Goldie" has again left her husband. Wants to know if "Thomie" has finished his bargain to get into a troop of horse guards. Hopes to see him in Scotland soon. Says Thomas's mother and all at home are well. Postmark stamped "Dumfries" on 15 April.

Thomas left his position in Boston later in 1772. He eventually became Inspector General of Customs in Great Britain.

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