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Whitney, Eli (1765-1825) to Timothy Pitkin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05973 Author/Creator: Whitney, Eli (1765-1825) Place Written: New Haven, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 June 1796 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : 32.9 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Whitney, noted for his invention of the cotton gin, informs Connecticut State Senator Pitkin that Whitney's business partner, Phineas Miller, will soon arrive in New Haven. Refers to an enclosed letter for [John?] Wordsworth (not included), requesting letters of introduction for Wordsworth's acquaintances in Europe. Requests that Pitkin bring Wordsworth's letters of introduction to New Haven.

People: Pitkin, Timothy, 1766-1847
Whitney, Eli, 1765-1825
Wordsworth, John, fl. 1796

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: InventorCottonForeign AffairsGlobal History and CivicsLetter of Introduction or RecommendationBusiness and Finance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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