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Gardner, Andrew (fl. 1789) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04307 Author/Creator: Gardner, Andrew (fl. 1789) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 July 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 30.1 x 19.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he has just arrived from the West Indies, and asks if Knox might help him find a job as a store keeper or a keeper of a lighthouse. Explains some of his financial misfortunes.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Gardner, Andrew, fl. 1789

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMaritimeOffice SeekerCaribbeanFinanceLighthouse

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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