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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Green

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05697 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 November 1792 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.8 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Knox terminates his financial arrangement with William Green: "After the most mature deliberations I have been able to give the subject... I am obliged to say that it appears too momentous an enterprize for me, to render myself liable for the payment of bonds to such an immense amount as would be required by the state and Mr Duer, conditioned either upon the continuance of your life, or upon the success of your European operations."

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralDiet and nutritionFinanceContractGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLand Transaction

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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