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Ritchie, William (1781-1842) to Aaron Hobart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.155 Author/Creator: Ritchie, William (1781-1842) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 February 1822 Pagination: 2 p. : address : free frank ; 24.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses news about mutual friends and the visit of "Our brother Watson." Seeks a pay increase on the behalf of "Colonel Harris." Mentions a pending "bill for regulating the pay of customs House Officers" and comments on the importation of rum.

Background Information: William Ritchie, an 1804 graduate of Dartmouth College, was a Congregational minister in Massachusetts.

People: Ritchie, William, 1781-1842
Hobart, Aaron, 1787-1858
Cogswell, fl. 1821-1822
Prescot, Judge
Leach, fl. 1821-1822
Gray, fl. 1821-1822
Ritchie, William Mrs

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American StatesmenPoliticsGovernment and CivicsCongressChildren and FamilyFinanceCommerceMerchants and TradeAlcohol

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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