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This letter is an appeal for payment of a debt owed by Messrs. Williams and Upham of Deerfield. Charles Sigourney, of Boston, appeals to the two gentlemen to pay their debt to him. He cautions them that they may be disappointed if they expect to make a large profit with the ginseng he has procured for them, since the market in Europe has been flooded with an oversupply. Sigourney has found that he is owed more than he thought and is asking everyone to make payment. He mentions that the state of things is difficult. Money was in short supply after the American Revolution which caused many men to go into debt.


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Letter to Williams & Upham

author   Charles Sigourney
date   Mar 1, 1784
location   Boston, Massachusetts
width   7.75"
height   12.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L04.022

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