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Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04038 Author/Creator: Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) Place Written: Jakarta, Indonesia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 November 1788 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Captain Randall writes from Batavia (present-day Jakarta, Indonesia). Discusses the shipment of wine, sugar, and cotton. Sent ginseng to China via two East India Company ships, enabling Samuel Shaw, who is in China, "to fulfil his engagements & have funds in reserve." Sends his regards to Lucy Knox.

People: Randall, Thomas, d. 1811
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: CommerceMerchants and TradeAsiaRevolutionary War GeneralAlcoholDiet and nutritionCottonDrugsMaritimeFinance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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