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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Mrs. Palfrey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04174 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 April 1789 Pagination: 5 p. ; 32.1 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports that when he visited the Board of Treasury today, Mr. [possibly Samuel] Osgood told him about monies owed to her through her late husband, Colonel Palfrey. A sum of 3200 dollars in Bills of Exchange was withdrawn in 1780. Knox outlines where the bills went, declaring that some of them were endorsed by Benjamin Franklin in Paris, and some came into the possession of a Mr. McCarty, who may have been a partner of Colonel Palfrey. Discusses the courses of action she might take to claim her compensation. (See GLC02437.04175 for related information.) Knox's signature is on the fourth page.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Palfrey, William, 1741-1780
Osgood, Samuel, 1748-1813
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFinanceGovernment and CivicsEstateMilitary HistorySoldier's PayWomen of the Founding EraWomen's History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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