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Ulmer, George (1756-1825) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09855 Author/Creator: Ulmer, George (1756-1825) Place Written: Ducktrap, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 December 1798 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 29.6 x 17.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09855 Author/Creator: Ulmer, George (1756-1825) Place Written: Ducktrap, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 December 1798 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 29.6 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Knox his and Mrs. Ulmer's house and all of their belongings burnt down. Notes they lost everything except the clothes on them and one bed. Says he thanks God his and his whole family's spirits have never been greater. Mentions his neighbors appear willing to help them. Describes the accident, explaining how the house burnt down and his family's narrow escape. Appears to asks Knox for employment and assistance.

People: Ulmer, George, 1756-1825
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: DisasterFirefightingHome FurnishingsChildren and Family

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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