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Putnam, James (1756-1838) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00023 Author/Creator: Putnam, James (1756-1838) Place Written: Worcester, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 January 1773 Pagination: 1p.+ addr. + docket 19.2 cm. x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses pricing of the Burrows Reports and the Willford Reports, and makes a request for magazines. Putnam was among the Massachusetts merchants stigmatized as Hutchinson "Addresses" for signing addresses to British Governor Thomas Hutchinson when he departed from Massachusetts in 1774.

People: Putnam, James, 1756-1838
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Book SellingMerchants and TradeCommerceJournalismLoyalistFinance

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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