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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Henry Merttins Bird

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05217 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 November 1791 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: References letters from Bird that were written 12 August and 7 September. Is glad to hear his health is good. Thanks him for the offer to sell his public stock, "[b]ut the high price of stock in America at present seems to preclude the necessity of any sales in Europe." Says the six percent stock is now selling for 23 shillings to the pound. Expresses gratitude for Bird's offer. Adds that he will get in touch if things should change.

Background Information: Bird was a partner in the London mercantile firm Bird, Savage & Bird.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Bird, Henry Merttins, 1755-1818

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralBankingFinanceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyHealth and MedicalEconomics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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