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Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05674 Author/Creator: Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 October 1792 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25.1 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Received Knox's letter from 25 October (GLC02437.05668), and informs Knox that according to his instructions, he delivered a letter to William Duer. States, "I believe no deed of M Duer's can be valid while in confinement, or while any judgement [sic] for debt that may be given by the court against him shall remain unpaid ... " Discusses bonds related to Duer and William Green. Expresses his happiness on hearing that Knox and his family have safely arrived in Philadelphia.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Randall, Thomas, d. 1811

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralContractDebtFinanceLawTravelPrisoner

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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