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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Thomas Longman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10289 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 December 1793 Pagination: 3 p. ; 40 x 25 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10289 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 December 1793 Pagination: 3 p. ; 40 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to express sympathy that Longman has been having "trouble with the Creditors of Mr. Fluckers estate." Mentions exchanging money for different currencies. Discusesses unspecified circumstances and expresses "gratitude for your forbearance and liberality; that it is with extreme inconvenience that I pay so heavy an arrears, ... by events which I could no more control ... " Some text loss due to trimmed edges. Faded and blurry ink makes writing difficult to read. Two prominent water stains on both the top and bottom of the document. Watermarked "J Watt & C Patent Copying/Sold By J Woodmason/London." Letterpress copy.

Background Information: Longman was the proprietor of the T. and T. Longman publishing company of London, England that supplied books to Henry Knox when he was a Boston bookseller during the 1770s. ...Longman was the nephew of the founder of the company, also named Thomas Longman. The Longman company continues to exist in the present day as an imprint of Pearson Education specializing in English, history, philosophy, political science, and religion.See More

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: DebtFinanceEstateCoins and Currency

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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