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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04060
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0086] October-December 1788 
Title Henry Knox to Samuel Ogden
Date 23 December 1788
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Ogden, Samuel  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Assumes that Ogden has returned from Philadelphia, where he and his wife Euphemia wished "his brother" Gouverneur a safe trip to Europe. Reports that his three youngest children have "passed through the measles," and that two of his other children (Henry Jackson and Lucy) have a fever. Asks if Ogden, who operates the Delaware Works, has sent Samuel Shaw's iron to Boston. Asks how he should reply to a letter from James Webber, a London merchant, who wishes to collect a debt owed to him by Ogden. In a post script, comments on the sale of Colonel [Alexander] Hamilton's St. Lawrence lands at a low price to [Alexander] Macomb. Adds that he declined the same offer for his lands. Asks if Gouverneur might be able to sell the land for a better price while he is in England.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Children and Family  Health and Medical  Disease  Industry  Commerce  Debt  Finance  Land Transaction  Waldo Patent  Global History and Civics  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Ogden, Samuel (1746-1810)  Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)  Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  Ogden, Euphemia Morris (1754-1818)  Knox, Henry Jackson (1780-1832)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Children & Family; Health & Medicine; Industry; Merchants & Commerce; Agriculture; 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