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Boudinot, Elias (1740-1821) to Elizabeth Ferguson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05698.01 Author/Creator: Boudinot, Elias (1740-1821) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 March 1791 Pagination: 2 p. ; 21.1 x 16.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Complains about the poor real estate market in regard to the sale of Ms. Ferguson's land and currency inflation. Has an entire paragraph crossed out on page two. Possibly for probate.

People: Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821
Ferguson, Elizabeth, fl. 1791

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Women's HistoryLand TransactionFinanceEconomics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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