Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Waldo, Jonathan (fl. 1774-1779) to Henry Knox

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Log in
to see this thumbnail image

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00759 Author/Creator: Waldo, Jonathan (fl. 1774-1779) Place Written: Salem, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 April 1779 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 22.7 x 18.7 cm.

A high-resolution version of this object is available for registered users. LOG IN

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00759 Author/Creator: Waldo, Jonathan (fl. 1774-1779) Place Written: Salem, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 April 1779 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 22.7 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: "Agreeable to your Desire I embrace the earliest Opportunity of acquainting you to the Rate of exchange upon France." Gives details of the rate of exchange of bills. Also notes that the destination and time of sail for a certain Dutch ship is unknown.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Waldo, Jonathan, fl. 1774-1779

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMaritimeMerchants and TradeCommerceFinanceEconomicsFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyBanking

Sub Era: The War for Independence

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources