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Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de (fl. 1790-1796) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05849 Author/Creator: Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de (fl. 1790-1796) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 March 1793 Pagination: 3 p. : address ; 33 x 21.2 cm.

Says three weeks has elapsed since she arrived in Philadelphia to claim the execution of contracts she entered into with Knox and [William] Duer on 14 January 1792. States she has only been able to meet with Knox and William Bingham one time since her arrival and they were not willing to agree on reasonable terms. Reports she has given the contracts and their correspondence to an attorney who entirely agrees with her. She thinks she has the law on her side, but she wants to avoid the trouble of court cases and "I would sacrifice much to avoid them." Against the advice of council she has been persuaded by Benjamin Walker "to relinquish almost every thing to effect an immediate accommodation." Walker has given Knox final terms. Heard that Knox believes the terms are reasonable but that they cannot come up with the $5,000. Walker has agreed to find the money if Knox and Bingham will write notes. Says she will also be satisfied if they will sign over the mortgage for Trenton, Maine. Wants an answer by tomorrow or she will assume Knox wants to go to court.

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