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Hopkinson, Francis (1737-1791) to Thomas Harwood

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03728 Author/Creator: Hopkinson, Francis (1737-1791) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 April 1779 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 19.1 x 22.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Written as Treasurer of Loans to Harwood, who was Commissioner of Loans at Annapolis, Maryland. Forwards a tally of William Hyde's loan office certificates, which he is sending (not included).

People: Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791
Harwood, Thomas

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryFinanceEconomicsContinental CongressCongressGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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