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Knox, William (1756-1795) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04645 Author/Creator: Knox, William (1756-1795) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter Date: 5 July 1790 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 22.6 x 18.7 cm.

Reports on a recent visit he made to [Samuel] Ogden. Attempted to persuade Ogden to pay a debt he owed [James] Webber, a London merchant, but Ogden has to wait for money that is owed to him before he can pay the debt. Relates that he delivered several letters to different individuals, and discusses the prospect of exporting flax seed to Ireland. Informs Knox that two ships from India have arrived in Philadelphia since he has been there, and they both have full cargoes. Says that [Thomas] Mifflin has taken him to dine with the Society of the Cincinnati. Writes, "Bells ringing and Grays gardens preparing for an exhibition of something more than common - all the Phila world to be there - No doubts existing here with respect to holding the next session of Congress in the State House of this City." Signature has been clipped, resulting in additional text loss.

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