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Unknown The Right: Honorable: the Earl of Loudoun

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.201.04 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Engraving Date: circa 1770-1785
Pagination: 1 engraving : b&w ; 21.4 x 12.8 cm.

Full length engraving of British General John Campbell from Scotland. Printed on engraving in addition to the title, "Captain General & Governor in Chief of his Majestys Forces in North America: and one of the sixteen Peers of Scotland." From London Magazine.

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