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Hyde Park, Duchess [sic] Co., Feb., 28, 1849. : Dear Sir: I have received your letter of the 22d instant, requesting me to state the circumstances attending the negotiation of your contract for supplying the American Navy with domestic water rotted [i.e., retted] hemp. ... Preview this item
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Hyde Park, Duchess [sic] Co., Feb., 28, 1849. : Dear Sir: I have received your letter of the 22d instant, requesting me to state the circumstances attending the negotiation of your contract for supplying the American Navy with domestic water rotted [i.e., retted] hemp. ...

Author: James Kirke Paulding; David Myerle
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.? : s.n., 1849?]
Series: Archive of Americana.; American broadsides and ephemera., Series 1 ;, no. 7398.
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Genre/Form: Broadsides
Named Person: James Kirke Paulding; David Myerle
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Kirke Paulding; David Myerle
OCLC Number: 437953293
Notes: Letter from James K. Paulding to David Myerle concerning Paulding's role, while Secretary of the Navy, 1838-1841, in the procurement of an American supply of water-retted hemp from Myerle. Myerle ultimately failed to meet the contract, lost his factory and fortune, and filed a claim against the U.S. government for losses incurred in the project. Cf. Myerle, David. Statement of the case of David Myerle, before Congress, 1847, and a biographical sketch of Myerle in The Kentucky encyclopedia, 1992.
Signed: J.K. Paulding. [To] David Myerle, Esq. Washington.
Followed by a second letter from Paulding to Myerle, dated March 22, 1849, and a footnote, signed: D. Myerle.
Printed area measures 26.1 x 15.5 cm.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2005. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (American broadsides and ephemera. Series 1 ; no. 7398).
Description: 1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 32 x 21 cm.
Series Title: Archive of Americana.; American broadsides and ephemera., Series 1 ;, no. 7398.
Other Titles: Hyde Park, Dutchess Co., Feb., 28, 1849. Dear Sir ...

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