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Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04780 Author/Creator: Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 November 1790 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.7 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Expresses his wish for Knox's safe arrival and settlement in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Says his marriage to "Miss Sears" is all arranged for the latter part of December 1790 or the beginning of January 1791. Expects to receive furniture from his future mother-in-law which will save him the expense of having to purchase new furnishings. Wants his good friend and fellow merchant Samuel Shaw not to be concerned. Writes, "I therefore hope that this circumstance which I find so pleasing to myself will prove agreeable to Mr. Shaw, and to have on his arrival the pleasure of convincing him that the addition of a rib has not impaired in one that friendship and attachment that I have ever felt for him."

People: Randall, Thomas, d. 1811
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMarriageHome FurnishingsWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryFinanceFriendship

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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