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Gibbs, Caleb (ca. 1748-1818) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03130 Author/Creator: Gibbs, Caleb (ca. 1748-1818) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 April 1785 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 33 x 21.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03130 Author/Creator: Gibbs, Caleb (ca. 1748-1818) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 April 1785 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 33 x 21.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Gibbs transmits a newspaper to Knox in New York. Discusses "the turbulent news of the day," referring to Bostonians' recent decision not to buy goods from resident British "factors," or agents (newspaper not included). Notes that Knox's wife, Lucy, beat him at a game of chess the previous evening.

Background Information: Major Gibbs served during the Revolutionary War as commander of George Washington's personal guard.

People: Gibbs, Caleb, ca. 1748-1818
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMerchants and TradeCommerceJournalismSports and GamesWomen's HistoryLoyalistFinance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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