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Longman, Thomas (1731-1797) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00007 Author/Creator: Longman, Thomas (1731-1797) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter Date: 18 January 1772 and 11 February 1772 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 33 cm. x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks Knox for a gift of three pair of ducks given in November, although four died during the passage to London. A commission for books and a bill to pay Grimanney & Co. (see GLC02437.00005) have been received, but the latter has not been paid "for want of Effects." Discusses book pricing and books and magazines being sent to Knox. Longman is also sending Knox a watch as a gift. A post script asks Knox to give Longman's compliments to Mr. Bowes. Another letter dated 11 February 1772 appears on the verso indicating that he has shipped an order of eleven trunks and one case of books. A post script asks that a small parcel contained in the shipment be delivered to Jacob Smith. Longman was a London bookseller.

Background Information:

People: Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: FinanceEconomicsBook SellingMerchants and TradeCommerceAgriculture and Animal Husbandry

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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