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Smith, Albert (1763-1823) to Aaron Hobart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.037 Author/Creator: Smith, Albert (1763-1823) Place Written: Providence, Rhode Island Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 July 1814 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : 24.9 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Explains that "his fate is hard indeed." Notes that R. Eells has Hobart's account and that "the money for the sales of the stamps" has been received. Smith was being replaced as a "collector," probably of taxes. He was earlier accused of stealing $20,000 in public funds (see GLC06313.034)

Background Information:

People: Smith, Albert, 1763-1823
Hobart, Aaron, 1787-1858
Cary, fl. 1814
Sprague, Seth
Eells, Robert, 1767-1844

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: CrimeForgery and FraudLawTaxes or TaxationGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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