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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01487
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0044] July 1782 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to Henry Knox concerning personal finances
Date 15 July 1782
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Written by Secretary of War Lincoln to Major General Knox. Letter seems to be about personal finances. References a letter he sent "some days since" on money due to the bank. Says he has found an unexpected difficulty to renew the note. Reports that "I found that all discount business was over & at last by the influence of my friends obtained a discount for six weeks from the first of July, tho at first they encouraged me to hope but for four weeks, when the day arrived that one note could not be received for an other but that the money must be first lodged." Reports he then sent Captain Jackson to borrow the money. Seems to be asking if Knox would be willing to obtain a discount from 10 August. Goes on to say he wrote a private letter "that was taken with last mail" to Knox recently which "expressed my approbation of the measures the officers were pursuing relative to their subsistance & that in case they ... could not succeed I would give them my aid here." Encloses a copy of a recent public letter (likely GLC02437.01481). Is confident there will be help for Baron von Steuben.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Finance  Debt  Banking  Economics  Continental Army  Soldier's Pay  Immigration and Migration  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The American Revolution; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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