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Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02942 Author/Creator: Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 February 1784 Pagination: 2 p. ; 30.7 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Captain Randall expresses his gratitude to Knox and his family: "To find an asylum that enabled me to recover my feelings in so distressed a situation, when the calumniating tongue of the world was endeavoring to ruin me forever, was a protection of which my heart will ever retain the most lively sense..." Notes that the following day, he and Samuel Shaw will depart for China (Shaw was a commercial agent on this voyage for a group of Boston and New York merchants). Includes an autograph note signed by Shaw to Knox: "I have everything to thank you for on my own account- but your good ness to the writer of the aforegoing letter is an addition, which will ever dwell on my mind with increasing pleasure."

People: Randall, Thomas, d. 1811
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFriendshipCorruption and ScandalAsiaTravelCommerceMerchants and Trade

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