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Honr Sir Northampton April

I Recd aletter from mr Stoddard that
you wanted your money this week & I
immediately came in to towne I have
Ben al over this towne to Borrow it but
can not git it I have tryed mr Strong
though he incoridge me to let me have
the money that he Say he will absolutely
Send to you to Put me in Goal So that
if I try to git the money I am put
to jail & if I donít git it I must go to
jail. Mr azariah Clap in Coridges me
that I may have it in three week.
I went to Deerfield Last week, but
the River was So bad that I did not
Ashley I Say Doct ashley he Said that
the money would be Redy Soon that
it was now Colecting would Soon be
Redy I Cant Blame you if you
put me to Distress but I pray but
forther Sayth not as Soon as the
Riding will posable do I will Go to
pitsfield wont Return till I git the
money
from yr humbl St
Gideon Clarke

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Gideon Clarke writes that he has been notified by Israel Williams who wants his money. Clarke has been everywhere trying to get the money and has come up empty-handed. This letter is a plea to Williams that he not put Clarke in jail for his debt.

 

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Letter to Israel Williams

author   Gideon Clark (1722-1807)
date   1785
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
height   7.25"
width   6.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L04.060


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