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Green, William (fl. 1792) to [Henry Knox]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05685 Author/Creator: Green, William (fl. 1792) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 November 1792 Pagination: 8 p. : docket ; 25.1 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses their financial agreement in great detail. Provides a list of stipulations that will dictate his involvement in the agreement. On page five, includes information copied from a paper given to him by William Duer related to the financial arrangement. In closing, writes, "Respecting myself, I have only to add, that no possible addition to my present means would be a compensation for the loss of the tranquillity and ease of mind which I value above all things. I think I have survived the folly of ambition... If an opportunity [offers] to you of a more advantageous association than mine, you shall never hear one word from me on the subject of the preference."

People: Green, William, fl. 1792
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFinanceDebtLand TransactionWaldo PatentContract

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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