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Palairet, John (fl. 1767-1768) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09045 Author/Creator: Palairet, John (fl. 1767-1768) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 September 1767 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 22.5 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressee unknown, but may be Samuel Waldo, as he corresponded with Waldo in subsequent letters on the same subject (see GLC02437.09054). Declares that the bearer, his friend Mr. Hulton, has recently been appointed to a position as Commissioner of His Majesty's Customs for America. As a show of friendship, has offered to sell Mr. Hulton his choice of Palairet's lands in the Waldo patent. Asks the addressee to answer any questions Hulton might have and show him the lands belonging to Palairet and his son, so he might make his choice. Discusses business accounts, as well as the receipt of a letter from Francis Waldo. Reports that the previous year, he lost his wife and youngest daughter, and he "had a great deal of trouble & affliction: but thank God I am pretty well now. I grow old and weak and very tired of business. I shall be glad of any opportunity to serve you to the utmost of my power."

Background Information: Preliminary research discovered a John Palairet (1697-1774) living in London when this was written, but there was no biographical information to confirm that he is the same man as the ...author of this document.See More

People: Palairet, John, fl. 1767-1768
Waldo, Francis, ca. 1728-1784

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Business and FinanceFinanceLand TransactionWaldo PatentTaxes or TaxationGovernment and CivicsChildren and FamilyHealth and MedicalDeathWomen's History

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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