Barrell, Joseph (1739-1804) to Henry Knox
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03652
Author/Creator: Barrell, Joseph (1739-1804)
Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 2 September 1787
Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 22.7 x 17.7 cm.
Summary of Content: Thanks Knox for his good wishes ”respecting the Enterprize I am engaged in for the Northwest Coaste of America & China...” Knox had recommended Samuel Shaw to assist Barrell’s venture in China (see GLC02437.03644). Stamped ”Boston” on the address leaf. ”Free” handwritten on address leaf with no signature. See GLC02437.03637, .03638, and .03647 for related documents.
Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815
Keywords/Subjects: Commerce;, Merchants and Trade;, Asia;, Revolutionary War General;, Frontiers and Exploration;, Travel;, Westward Expansion;, Maritime;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;
Sub Era: Creating a New Government
Background: Barrell, a Boston merchant, was one financier of the expeditions of the Columbia Rediviva and Lady Washington to the Northwest Pacific and China in the late 1780s.Order Image