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Checkley, Elizabeth (fl. 1788-1789) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04388 Author/Creator: Checkley, Elizabeth (fl. 1788-1789) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 October 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 22.7 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks for Knox's financial assistance. Explains that she was "left a widow with six young Children, whose whole support depended on the exertions she could make..." Mentions that she is a creditor to the Flucker estate and hopes Knox can hasten the estate to pay her what they owe.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Checkley, Elizabeth, fl. 1788-1789

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryWomen of the Founding EraChildren and FamilyFinanceEstateDebt

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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