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Armelt, William (fl. 1811) to Aaron Hobart

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.021 Author/Creator: Armelt, William (fl. 1811) Place Written: Rainow, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 March 1811 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Proposes sailing together to Abington on 1 May 1811, but understands if Hobart has to sail sooner. Also asks Hobart to inquire about the cotton manufactory, as he intends to take up that business.

People: Armelt, William, fl. 1811.
Hobart, Aaron, 1787-1858.
Winsworth, William

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Cotton, Textile, Industry, Travel

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison