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Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego (1735-1798) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04349 Author/Creator: Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego (1735-1798) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 September 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 24.8 x 19.4 cm.

Thanks Knox for the letters of recommendation he furnished for Gardoqui's son, who left this morning. Writes, "Pray what would you advise me to do in respect to an invitation I had to dine with the President tomorrow? For I see by the papers that he has lost his mother & he will perhaps not be able to entertain company, or would preffer [sic] to be retir'd & yet his delicacy may prevent it. I wish you could inform me what would be most agreeable to the President that I may act accordingly." Don Diego Gardoqui signs as "J. Gardoqui."

Don Diego de Gardoqui (1735-1798) was a Spanish merchant and diplomat.

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