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Wedgwood, Josiah (1730-1795) to [William Eden]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.110 Author/Creator: Wedgwood, Josiah (1730-1795) Place Written: Etruria, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 December 1785 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Recipient inferred from seller's note at top of page 1. Thanks recipient for support regarding business concerns. Applauds progress of commerce treaty with France. Wedgwood was Queen's Potter and a Royal Society Fellow. William Eden, Baron Auckland, was a British spymaster during the American Revolution whose surveillance revealed an alliance between France and the patriots.

People: Wedgwood, Josiah, 1730-1795.
Auckland, William Eden, Baron, 1744-1814.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Treaty, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, France, Spying, Industry

Sub Era: Creating a New Government