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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Joseph Peirce

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06860 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Manuscript letter Date: 2 November 1796 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 24.9 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Unsigned, and written in two hands. One portion, and the docket, appear to be written in Henry Knox's hand. Written from Montpelier, Knox's home in Thomaston, Maine. Safely received his last letter and the merchandise Peirce sent. Discusses the lumber trade, particularly referring to a Mr. Pendleton, who apparently is taking wood from Knox's island without permission. Also mentions an arrangement with Captain [Thomas] Vose involving the purchase of articles to trade in the West Indies and Europe. Adds that he has asked General [Henry] Jackson to provide Vose with five hundred dollars to buy some articles to set up a country store.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Peirce, Joseph, 1745-1828
Vose, Thomas, 1753-1810
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Merchants and TradeFinanceOverseas TradeCommerceIndustryCaribbeanForestry

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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