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Fowle, Daniel (1715-1787) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00064 Author/Creator: Fowle, Daniel (1715-1787) Place Written: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 May 1773 Pagination: 1p. +addr.+docket. 18.7 cm. x 14.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00064 Author/Creator: Fowle, Daniel (1715-1787) Place Written: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 May 1773 Pagination: 1p. +addr.+docket. 18.7 cm. x 14.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Responds to a letter from Knox with an apology for not fully paying a debt. Comments that it is the nature of the business conducted by him and his kinsman, Robert Fowle, "to credit out the chief of it for twelve months--without interest." Also attributes the delay to the fact that Robert recently returned from Philadelphia and has just recovered from smallpox. A postscript indicates that Oliver Whipple, Robert's attorney, has some money that can be used to pay the debt. Robert Fowle worked as a printer and publisher in Portsmouth and Exeter, New Hampshire until 1777.

People: Fowle, Daniel, 1715-1787
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Fowle, Robert Luist, 1743-1802

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: DebtSmallpoxDiseaseMerchants and TradeCommerceHealth and MedicalFinancePrinting

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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