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Unknown [Unidentified silhouette]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.520.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: no date Pagination: 1 silhouette ; 14.5 x 10 cm.

Accompanied a 1777 appointment of Nathaniel Dearing as a captain in the Massachusetts militia, signed by John Avery, Artemas Ward, and others (see GLC01450.520.01).

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