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Swan, James (1754-1830) to unknown [in French]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04967 Author/Creator: Swan, James (1754-1830) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: 3 June 1791 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 23 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Possibly written to Henry Knox. Date taken from the body of the document. Docketed 27 May 1791 by Henry Knox. Document appears to be about borrowing money from a banking house in Paris. Possibly written from Paris; see GLC02437.04960.

Background Information: James Swan (1754-1830) was a financier and an agent of the French Republic. He settled in Boston, later buying large tracts of land in western Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Died ...in debtors' prison in Paris.See More


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralBankingGovernment and CivicsFinanceEconomicsDebt

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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