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Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794) to John Page

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01412.05 Author/Creator: Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 October 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : address : free frank ; 33 x 21 cm.

Encloses a map (not included) of the present seat of war. Discusses the "British application for the Scots Brigade in the service of Holland."

Lee was a member of the Continental Congress from Virginia 1774-1779 and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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