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Winslow, Isaac (1763-1806) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06106 Author/Creator: Winslow, Isaac (1763-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 May 1794 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 23.4 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Requests a favor (possibly a loan or a bonus) from Knox. Describes his current employment as being industrious. Discusses his concerns about sailing to the West Indies. "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

People: Winslow, Isaac, 1763-1806
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: FinanceTravelCaribbeanMaritime

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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