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Collection Reference Number GLC06313.04.001
From Archive Folder Aaron Hobart Collection 
Title Benjamin Hobart to Aaron Hobart regarding money owed and a hard winter ahead
Date 9 October 1804
Author Hobart, Benjamin (1781-1877)  
Recipient Hobart, Aaron  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Mentions that he owes several people money, including the shoemaker, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Tobor, and asks his nephew to act as his representative in the matter. Also sends a receipt in this letter "for what [he] paid Dr. West for the postage of the Chronicle." Mentions that at the time he was writing this letter there was a storm that damaged several houses, killed cattle, blew logs down. The damage was so great that not even "one hundred thousand, dollars would ... make good." As a result, his father as well as Aaron Hobart's father will have a lot to do this winter.
Subjects Extreme Weather  Finance  Debt  Children and Family  
People Hobart, Benjamin (1781-1877)  Hobart, Aaron (1787-1858)  
Place written Abington, Massachusetts
Theme Children & Family; Banking & Economics; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859