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Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03265 Author/Creator: Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 May 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23.2 x 18.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03265 Author/Creator: Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 May 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23.2 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to inquire about an unsettled account against the late Mr. [Thomas] Flucker, Knox's father-in-law. Recently looked over his old account books and found that goods which were taken up by Flucker after Williams's departure (he apparently went abroad in 1770), but before the "Lexington Business put an End to all commercial Concerns in the Town." There is no record of the debt having been paid, and his business agents think it was not. Would like to know whether this account might be "admitted in the Settlement of the Estate?" Has enclosed the account information. Sends his compliments to Mrs. Knox.

Background Information: Thomas Flucker died in 1783, and his wife, Hannah, died in late 1785, causing the need for the estate to be settled at this time.

People: Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Flucker, Thomas, 1719-1783
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFinanceEstateLand TransactionLoyalistCommerceMerchants and TradeMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyBattleLexington and ConcordDebt

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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