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Ritchie, William (1781-1842) to Aaron Hobart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.167 Author/Creator: Ritchie, William (1781-1842) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 March 1822 Pagination: 1 p. : address : free frank ; 24.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks about the "probable fate" of a bill "to prohibit the importation of foreign Spirits," as he is soon expecting a shipment of rum whose value would be affected by the law. Complains about the already high duties on 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 CivicsCongressMerchants and TradeCommerceAlcoholTaxes or Taxation

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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