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Ogden, Samuel (1746-1810) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10218 Author/Creator: Ogden, Samuel (1746-1810) Place Written: Morrisville, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 January 1789 Pagination: 2 p. ; 39.2 x 24.5 cm.

Two parts. First part from Samuel Ogden. Sends regards to Knox's children who have recovered from the measles. Writes about work done for a ship and land on the St. Lawrence river. Mentions that Mr. [Gouverneur] Morris "will be authorized to sell a part of our shares..."
Second part from Mrs. Euphemia Morris Ogden. Sends her love to Mrs. Lucy Knox and says that she will write to her presently. Says all the Massachusetts electors are "good Men & staunch Federalists." Written at Delaware Works, located in what is now Morrisville, Pennsylvania, near Trenton, New Jersey.

Euphemia Morris Ogden was the wife of Samuel Ogden, who took over the Booneton Iron Works in 1764 from his father. During the Revolutionary War, Ogden provided various iron supplies to the Continental Army. Morris Ogden was also the sister of Gouverneur Morris.

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