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Wilberforce, William (1759-1833) to John Young Esquire

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: JB00023 Author/Creator: Wilberforce, William (1759-1833) Place Written: Type: Autograph letter signed Date: Pagination: Order a Copy

Wilberforce sends a quick note to his friend regarding a mutual friend of theirs William Hill. Hill had taken a trip to Bath and in his absence made arrangements for all mail and parcels he received to be kept for him at a shop in the area. Wilberforce wanted to let Young know that he wasn't being ignored. The letter is accompanied by JB00024.

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