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Hays, Moses Michael (1739-1805) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00026 Author/Creator: Hays, Moses Michael (1739-1805) Place Written: Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 January 1773 Pagination: 1p. : address : docket ; 33 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Hays, interested in opening a store selling stationery and books in "New Port James," seeks to establish a business relationship with Knox. Asks Knox to occasionally supply him with books. Address mistakenly made out to Daniel Knox.

People: Hays, Moses Michael, 1739-1805
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Book SellingMerchants and TradeCommerceFinanceJudaism

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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