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Fowle, Robert Luist (1743-1802) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00126 Author/Creator: Fowle, Robert Luist (1743-1802) Place Written: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 March 1774 Pagination: 2p. +addr.+docket. 19.5 cm. x 15.7 cm.

Promises to settle his account and requests that Knox return his and his uncle's note, so his uncle can pay it. A post script asks Knox not to indicate that Fowle desired the note sent to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This long-standing debt for stationary is discussed in GLC02437.00064, GLC02437.00097, GLC02437.00102 and GLC02437.00105. Robert Fowle worked as a printer and publisher in Portsmouth and Exeter, New Hampshire until 1777.

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