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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to James Webber

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03367 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 December 1786 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 31.5 x 19.8 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03367 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 December 1786 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 31.5 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to Webber to discuss a variety of business matters. Explains why he has not written in some time, but thanks him on Mrs. Knox's behalf for advice he wrote to her the previous July. Provides an update on the status of merchandise (such as "gensang," likely ginseng) being sold on Webber's behalf by Mr. [Samuel] Ogden in New York. Relates that he has had to sell most of the merchandise on credit. Discusses his dealings with several merchants who owe money in England.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Webber, James, fl. 1784-1797
Ogden, Samuel, 1746-1810

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFinanceDrugsMerchants and TradeCommerceFinanceEconomicsDebtGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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