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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01489
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0044] July 1782 
Title Henry Knox to Benjamin Lincoln on the subject of his financial position
Date 17 July 1782
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Lincoln, Benjamin  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Written by Major General Knox to Secretary of War Lincoln. Marked both "Private" and "Copy." Mentions writing to Lincoln on 13 July, which acknowledged Lincoln's letter of 29 June. Was in the hope of being able to remit to him the money that was sent, but was unable to do so. Says he expected to make the remittance in bank bills, but claims "there are none in this quarter." Mentions that a note from [Robert] Morris and Joseph Peirce might be tapped for funds, especially since Boston owes much money to Philadelphia. Presumes those bills can be sold at the coffee house in Philadelphia. Thanks him for his kindness in these money matters. Says "Indeed it is not without great difficulties I have been able to make up this sum having previously been obliged to draw for every farthing of ready money which I had in Boston to support myself in Philadelphia." Goes on to say "If I had possessed the good sense to have resigned the moment I arrived in Philadelphia, from the Southward I should now have had the consolation of some hundreds which the vanity and inevitable expenses of the times wrested from me." Says he is sending a duplicate of this letter with the bills of exchange enclosed.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Finance  Banking  Economics  Soldier's Pay  Continental Army  
Place written New Windsor, New York
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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