Nov 07, 2017 - Sale 2461

Sale 2461 - Lot 22

Estimate: $ 150 - $ 250
SPARKS, JARED. Autograph Letter Signed, to J.G. Jarvis, Jr., explaining that he cannot advise him on American colonial commerce because he is engaged in preparing to deliver a lecture on the subject, and inviting him to attend. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; lower half mounted to larger sheet (but letter still legible), faint scattered stains, folds. Cambridge, 5 December 1842

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"I have received your letter, making inquiry respecting the early commerce of the United States, by which I suppose you mean the colonial commerce. It is a highly interesting subject, to which I have paid a good deal of attention . . . .
"On Friday next . . . I shall deliver a Lecture at the Lowell Institute on the 'Colonial Trade,' which may afford you some hints, tho it is of a general nature, & intends to explain the monopoly exercised by England over the trade. . . ."