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Knox, William (1756-1795) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04829 Author/Creator: Knox, William (1756-1795) Place Written: Dublin, Ireland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 January 1791 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32.8 x 20 cm

Original version of GLC02437.04828. It contains an additional page where William tells Knox that he has heard from General Maunsell that Knox gave a grand one hundred person ball before leaving New York for Philadelphia and of several society marriages. Also notes he heard about French refugees "from the Islands" taking up residence in New York, the Dutch "being large purchasers" causing the "funds" to rise, and that "there had been a great influx of money from S. America and the Islands for Wheat."

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