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Willing, Thomas (1731-1821) to Thomas Greenough

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01221.07 Author/Creator: Willing, Thomas (1731-1821) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 June 1759 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 24 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses collecting debts from Mr. Elwers, and remarks that Elwers broke up his business 18 months ago so he fears they will not be able to get him to pay. Encloses Willing's account balance (not present) and explains it.

Background Information: Willing was Robert Morris's business partner in Willing, Morris & Company, one of the leading mercantile firms in Philadelphia. He was also a member of the Continental Congress 1775-1776, where he ...voted against the Declaration of Independence. See More

People: Willing, Thomas, 1731-1821
Greenough, Thomas, fl. 1759

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Finance

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