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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Note for Mrs. Palfrey regarding monies owed to her late husband, Colonel Palfrey]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04176 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: 11 April 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23.6 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: First section of the letter is an unknown hand and includes a short excerpt from William [Carty]. The second section of the document is unsigned, but handwriting suggests its author is Henry Knox. Provides details regarding monies owed to Colonel William Palfrey, Mrs. Palfrey's late husband. (See GLC02437.04174 and GLC02437.04175 for related documents.) Docketed by Knox. Date taken from docket.

People: Palfrey, William, 1741-1780
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryFinanceEstateMilitary HistoryGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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