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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Bingham and William Duer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05937 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Elizabethtown, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 October 1793 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 32.5 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Pages one-three contain a letter to William Bingham. Page 4 has a letter to William Duer. There is only one signature, at the end of the Duer letter. Describes his trip to Elizabethtown. Tells Bingham that Mr. Baucel, the agent to Monsieur D'Espremenil, was waiting when he arrived. Goes into the details of the quid pro quo that Duer offered to D'Espremenil (for background see GLC02437.05930). Believes the arrangement is beneficial to Bingham's interest. Reports "The fever in Philadelphia has not abated, but I do not find any dead recently whose name I am acquainted with." References receiving Duer's letter of 26 September. Reports that he wrote to Bingham and recommended the arrangement to him. Knox hopes for success.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Bingham, William, 1752-1804
Duer, William, 1747-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralTravelImmigration and MigrationFranceWaldo PatentLand TransactionFinanceDebtYellow FeverDiseaseHealth and MedicalDeath

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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