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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to James Webber

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03572 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 June 1787 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 32.4 x 19.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03572 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 June 1787 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 32.4 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Webber of Mr. Pritchard's arrival, and promises to render him every assistance. Discusses Samuel Ogden's lack of success in paying William Knox so far, noting that Ogden will be "pressing the persons to whom he has credited the goods." Notes that Ogden has closed his mercantile in New York and has purchased and built several mills on the Delaware River near Trenton. (Writes that Ogden purchased the mills with his brother in law, Gouverneur Morris, and Robert Morris, but this information is struck). Discusses more financial business and includes a list of items from Broome & Platt, a commercial firm. Docketed to James Webber, Cheapside, London.

Background Information: Webber was a merchant on Cheapside, London.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Webber, James, fl. 1784-1797
Ogden, Samuel, 1746-1810
Broome & Platt, fl. 1775-1787
Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralFinanceMerchants and TradeCommerceDebtMillIndustryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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