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Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03176 Author/Creator: Randall, Thomas (d. 1811) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 August 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23.4 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Captain Thomas Randall writes to inform Knox that he has arrived in Baltimore after his trip to China with Samuel Shaw. Writes that "we stopped sometime at Batavia the capital of the Dutch settlements in the East Indies where the reception our flag met with was polite and friendly." Expects to see Knox soon so apologizes for not going into great detail about his trip. Sends regards to Mrs. Knox.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Randall, Thomas, d. 1811
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralTravelMaritimeAsiaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMerchants and TradeCommerceCaribbean

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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