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Howland, Joseph (1749-1836) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00004 Author/Creator: Howland, Joseph (1749-1836) Place Written: Norwich, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 December 1770 Pagination: 1 p. + addr 8.5 cm. x 11 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks Knox for paper and wax, which will be used to continue their correspondence. Describes attending a wedding and reports a courtship, but instead of offering details he quotes the poet Watts, possibly Isaac Watts. Howland was a friend of Knox's from Boston. He was a ship owner and became a prominent citizen in Norwich.

Background Information:

People: Troutbeck, John, fl. 1755-1784
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Howland, Joseph, 1749-1836

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: MarriagePoetryLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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