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Fowle, Daniel (1715-1787) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00102 Author/Creator: Fowle, Daniel (1715-1787) Place Written: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 December 1773 Pagination: 1p. +addr.+docket. 17.7 cm. x 14 cm.

Also signed by Robert Fowle. They regret the delay of settling their account and promise to pay when they receive some money they are owed. Request notification when Knox obtains printing paper. For previous discussions of their debt see GLC02437.00064 and GLC02437.00097. Robert Fowle worked as a printer and publisher in Portsmouth and Exeter, New Hampshire until 1777.

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