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Winslow, Samuel (fl. 1781-1806) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09150 Author/Creator: Winslow, Samuel (fl. 1781-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 April 1786 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 20.9 x 18 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09150 Author/Creator: Winslow, Samuel (fl. 1781-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 April 1786 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 20.9 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he and the rest of the family are upset by the "melancholy information" Knox related in a previous letter (this may refer to the death of Hannah Flucker, or "our Aunt Flucker," as he refers to her, in 1785). Discusses his upcoming business travels and difficulties related to the lime business. Mentions legal and financial issues relating to the Waldo patent lands, and explains that a Mr. Stone has been hired to conduct a survey of a portion of the lands.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Winslow, Samuel, fl. 1781-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Women's HistoryChildren and FamilyDeathBusiness and FinanceFinanceIndustryTravelLawSurveyingBoundary or Property Dispute

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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