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Duer, William (1747-1799) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04654 Author/Creator: Duer, William (1747-1799) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 July 1790 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 20.1 x 16.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Encloses cancelled notes (not included), and discusses financial business in detail. Writes, "My Frenchmen drain me of cash, as I find it impossible to sell bills in France-"

People: Duer, William, 1747-1799
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFranceFinanceEconomicsBankingCoins and Currency

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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