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Lincoln writes to Parsons regarding helping a North Carolina friend's son who is attending school in Hingham, Mass., 1796.
[recto] Boston 13th Oct 1796 My dear Sir Your long, constant, and kind attentions to me have had their proper influence on my mind and I feel my self bound therefore before I leave town to add to the observations I made to you this morning_ That I have been for some time agent to a North Carolina friend who has had a son at school in Hingham. The lad leaves this on Sunday next + Hingham tomorrow. It is important that I see him there to close a number of accounts he has for board clothing +c. and that my acct[?] which are in Hingham should be copied[?] and sent on_ The propriety of settling matters of this kind in time is a measure the importance of which as a man of business you will admit With esteem + affection I am My dear Sir yours Always B Lincoln Eben Parsons Esq. [verso: addressed to Eben Parsons, Boston]
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Benjamin Lincoln, Eben Parsons, Ebenezer Parsons, North Carolina, Hingham
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Lincoln, Benjamin Jr., "Letter from Benjamin Lincoln to Eben Parsons regarding the son of a friend from North Carolina, 1796." (1796). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 113.
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