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Knox, William (1756-1795) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01082 Author/Creator: Knox, William (1756-1795) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 July 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23.9 x 17.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Knox he recently forwarded Lucy Knox a letter from her brother, Thomas. Reports on ships that have arrived in Boston carrying news from Antigua, England, and Martinique. Comments on currency: "The New Money has experienced the fate of the Old in this Quarter, having entirely stop'd circulation, which causes nearly a total stagnation of all Business, at present I do nothing, people will not part with Specie but for the necessaries of Life of wch I have none... " Complains that he has not heard from Henry, his brother, in a long time.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, William, 1756-1795
Flucker, Thomas, 1752-1784

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Children and FamilyRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralLoyalistCommerceMerchants and TradeMaritimeCaribbeanCoins and CurrencyEconomicsFinance

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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