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Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06499 Author/Creator: Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 August 1795 Pagination: 4 p. ; 32.5 x 19.5 cm.

Discusses business and warns him about entering into a business relationship with Mr. [George] Meade, stating "Mr. Mead[e] means to fail you altogether, and it appears to me it was his intention, before any of his acceptances became due, to do so - for he has not paid one of them ..."

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