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Vose, Thomas (1753-1810) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04109 Author/Creator: Vose, Thomas (1753-1810) Place Written: Watertown, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 February 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 31.1 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Written from Watertown, likely in Massachusetts. Was prepared to travel eastward after his return from New York, but has been unable to find passage on a vessel. Boston Harbor is frozen over, so decided to travel by land in a sleigh with Captain Ludwig, a representative in the General Court from Waldosborough. It has taken longer than expected for the General Court to approve of a tax, so they have been unable to leave as yet, but it looks like they will be able to leave tomorrow. Reports that Captain Hall is feeling better from his Rheumatic disorder and might join Vose in his agency in six months, if necessary. Has signed the articles in agreement with Knox to work as his agent, but has several questions about parts of the articles which he would like Knox to address.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Vose, Thomas, 1753-1810

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralTransportationTravelGovernment and CivicsTaxes or TaxationHealth and MedicalDiseaseContractWaldo PatentLand TransactionLandlord and Tenant

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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