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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04687
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0096] July-September 1790 
Title Arnold Welles to Henry Knox about Knox's unpaid rent
Date 12 August 1790
Author Welles, Arnold (1761-1827)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Land transaction document
Content Description Boston merchant Welles writes Secretary of War Knox concerning unpaid rent he failed to pay before leaving Boston. According to Welles, Knox was supposed to have taken care of the rent "of the late Mrs. Jones's Place at Dorchester." Explains terms he worked out with General [Henry] Jackson, who apparently negotiated on Knox's behalf. As executor of the estate, finds it "not a little mortifying" to seem remiss in settling the rent.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Landlord and Tenant  Finance  Debt  Women's History  Estate  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Welles, Arnold (1761-1827)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859