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Gardoqui e Hijos (Firm) to Arthur Lee

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.523 Author/Creator: Gardoqui e Hijos (Firm) Place Written: Bilbao, Spain Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 April 1778 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 33 x 40.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses accounts for military supplies, mostly uniforms and blankets for "the American friends that we have worked for in the present troublesome times." Also notes hearing news that Benjamin Franklin "had been presented to His Majesty as an Embassador [to France] of the Unitted Collonys in America." With a brief, tallied clothing account on the bottom of page two. Signed "J.G. & Co." The commercial house of Gardoqui e Hijos (Joseph Gardoqui and Sons) of Bilbao, Spain, represented the American colonies in the Spanish court during the American Revolution. Lee had served in Spain as American commissioner in 1777 and 1778.

People: Gardoqui e Hijos (Firm)
Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesDiplomacyMilitary UniformsFranceBankingFinance

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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