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The Backhouse family established a bank in Darlington which would go on to become an important part of Barclays. This letter was written from New York during the American War of Independence and references the Boston Tea Party. An eyewitness account of one of the most significant events in world history - a genuine treasure.
Boston Tea Party letter

Date

4 May 1775

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