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Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05363 Author/Creator: Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 March 1792 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 24.8 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Received Knox's recent letter and went to visit Colonel [Benjamin] Walker immediately. Walker had also received a letter from Knox, and "concluded to pay his acceptances and draw on you at thirty days." Discusses how Mr. [William] Duer's financial distress is causing anxiety in New York City. His friends will come forward soon with ideas to help him; the individuals with the most to lose are Mr. [Alexander] Macomb and Mr. Walter Livingston, as they have loaned him the most. Writes that so far the situation has "tended not only to greatly lower stocks (which perhaps is no real evil) but it has destroyed in a great measure private credit & confidence in all classes." Further discusses financial arrangements with Walker. "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Randall, Thomas, d. 1811
Walker, Benjamin, 1753-1818
Duer, William, 1747-1799
Macomb, Alexander, 1748-1831
Livingston, Walter, 1740-1797

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralDebtFinanceEconomicsBanking

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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