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Watson, Brook (1735-1807) to Joshua Mauger

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03902.016 Author/Creator: Watson, Brook (1735-1807) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 January 1773 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23.5 x 19 cm.

Four Principal Houses [banks] in Holland have stopped payment, forcing as many Houses in London to do the same. He notes that : "The Jews suffer most severely and its thought many great Houses will be greatly Injur'd."

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