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Glover, John (1732-1797) to M. M. Hays

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00307.05 Author/Creator: Glover, John (1732-1797) Place Written: Marblehead, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 May 1786 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Glover, noted leader of the 14th Continental Regiment during the Revolutionary War, discusses a shipment of oil with Hays, a lawyer. Mentions Mr. Stilman, Mr. Secur, and the price of oil.

People: Glover, John, 1732-1797.
Hays, Moses Michael, 1739-1805.
Secur, Mr., fl. 1786.
Stilman, Mr., fl. 1786.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Commerce, Merchants and Trade, Finance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government