PROPOSING A MUTUALLY AGREEABLE DEAL WITH A COMPETITOR ON THE PURCHASE OF BIBLES in an autograph letter, signed 26 August 1812, from Philadelphia, to W.W. Woodward.

4to 2 pages, approximately 225 words. In part: "I hope you will believe I am as well disposed … to conduct our business on liberal & fair principles. I have too high an opinion of your sense of justice to have any doubt upon this subject. But the cruel rapacity to which I have fallen a victim, has so far straitened me as to require considerable circumspection in my disbursements. … You may buy at 3 or 6 or 9 months credit, whatever amount you see fit of Quarto Bibles, on note, & in three months from the purchase, I shall buy of you an equal amt. Of pocket Bibles, at the same credit you choose to take on the quartos." Woodward published primarily religious related material in Philadelphia for several decades in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Inlaid into a larger slightly thicker sheet of paper. Very good. Item #48253

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