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Ogden, Samuel (1746-1810) [Contract with Henry Knox and Samuel Shaw for sale of goods]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03199 Author/Creator: Ogden, Samuel (1746-1810) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 20 September 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.8 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Apparently written in the hand of Samuel Shaw. Contract outlines the terms of an agreement between "Samuel Ogden, of the city of New York, Merchant," and General Henry Knox. Ogden agrees to sell the merchandise, worth "two thousand, two hundred and ninety three pounds, fourteen shillings and six pence, lawful money of the State of Connecticut, at the rate of six shillings for a Spanish milled dollar." Promises to sell the merchandise as if it were his own, at the same rate, and to the best of his power, and to provide all proceeds to Knox. Accepts a "commission of five percent on the net proceeds of the sales of said merchandi[se]." Agrees to present reports to Knox and provide payment within nine months of sale of the merchandise. Signed by Ogden, and countersigned by Samuel Shaw and a Jn. Hedden, witnesses. Features a seal next to Ogden's signature.

People: Ogden, Samuel, 1746-1810
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: ContractRevolutionary War GeneralFinanceMerchants and TradeCommerceCoins and CurrencyEconomics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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