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Duer, William (1747-1799) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04956 Author/Creator: Duer, William (1747-1799) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 May 1791 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 25.4 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Duer to Secretary of War Knox. Reports that General Henry Jackson is going to Philadelphia, presumably because of the problematic speculation deal sponsored by Duer. In reference to the business problems between Duer and Knox, Duer says that William Constable has agreed to "combine" with him. Hopes Knox will hold off doing anything because "I have an operation which I will Communicate when we meet, that will make the Speculation solid, and productive; but then all arrangements must be within our own Controul." Pledges that he still stands by his promise. Says the parties are meeting tonight and that documents will be signed in a few days. Says he will meet Knox and Jackson at Princeton if he is given notice.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Duer, William, 1747-1799
Constable, William, 1721-1791
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFinanceBankingDebtContract

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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