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Breck, Samuel (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05197 Author/Creator: Breck, Samuel (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 October 1791 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: References Knox's letter of 9 October (GLC02437.05189). Thanks him for looking into the housing market in Philadelphia, and agrees with him that "the extravagant high rents will produce a sufficient number of Houses to accomodate all who wish them, on moderate terms." As he has no business to attend to, will visit Philadelphia in the spring. Plans to either hire, purchase, or build a home. Notes that he is willing to consider Mr. Simmons's house if they can agree on a price. Explains other options in Philadelphia and goes on to lament the high taxes in Boston. Relates that it is too late for him to get hired as a bank director, but vacancies might open next year.

People: Breck, Samuel, 1747-1809.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War General, Finance, Landlord and Tenant, Mortgage, Travel, Building Construction, Immigration and Migration, Taxes or Taxation, Office Seeker, Bank of the US, Banking

Sub Era: The Early Republic