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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Thomas Halsey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03157 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 June 1785 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.7 x 20.2 cm.

Knox requests that Halsey secure transportation on a ship from Providence, Rhode Island to New York City for his family and some furniture. Anticipates that Halsey can secure their passage on either Captain Godfrey's or Captain Laton's ship.

Likely to Thomas Lloyd Halsey (1751-1838). He was born in Boston and settled in Providence as a leading shipping merchant. He also served as a French consular agent during the American Revolution. Halsey married Sarah Bowen (1751-1782) and, after her death, Mary Smith (1767-1846). Biographical information is from Rhode Island Historical Society.

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