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Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01469 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 June 1782 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 33.6 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes, "Since my return my dear Sir I have found great difficulty in renewing our obligation at the bank I have at last by ye [the?] aid of our mutual friend Mr. Osgood obtained a farther credit (by giving a new obligation & paying the interest) of thirty days. I am under the painful necessity therefore of giving you the information & of soliciting your attention to the matter. Had I the money you would not have heard from me on the subject unless to inform you that the debt was discharged - I am particularly embarrassed at this time as prior to your receiving the money I drew for two other friends for both of which I have been obliged to advance the money."

Full Transcript: Philadelphia June 29 1782
Since my return my dear Sir I have found [inserted: a] great difficulty in renewing our obligation at the bank I have at last by ye aid of ...our mutual fried Mr. Osgood obtained a farther credit, (by giving a new obligation & paying the interest,) of thirty days
I am under the painful necessity therefore of giving you this information & of soliciting your attention to the matter [2] Had I the money you would not have heard from me on the Subject unless to inform you that the debt was discharged - I am peculiarly embarrassed at this time as prior to your receiving the money I drew for two other friends for both of which I have been obliged to advance the money
With the strongest attach -
- ment and warmest affection I am
giving
B Lincoln
General Knox

[address leaf]
Private
Major General Knox,
B Lincoln Head Quarters

[docket]
From
General Lincoln 29 June
1782
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People: Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Osgood, Samuel, 1748-1813

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralBankingFinance

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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