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Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06875 Author/Creator: Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 December 1796 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.4 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports of a possible business venture in a foreign island (name is illegible, but it may be "Curacao"). According to the Consul there, the island is in great need of lumber for spars and masts, which Knox is selling. Encourages him to pursue the opportunity.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Hodgdon, Samuel, 1745-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: NavyGlobal History and CivicsIndustryMarinesCaribbeanCommerceMerchants and TradeOverseas TradeForestry

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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