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Delany, Sharp (1736-1799) to Joseph Clark

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01412.24 Author/Creator: Delany, Sharp (1736-1799) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 23 September 1778 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 31 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Cosigned by George Campbell as Sitting Manager of the United States Lottery. Assigns care of Rhode Island State lottery tickets to Clark.

People: Delany, Sharp, 1736-1799
Clarke, Joseph, 1719-1792

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarLotteryMilitary HistoryContinental CongressCongressFinanceEconomics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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