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Unknown [Small card with bible qoute from Children's Hymn Book]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02171.08.3 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Ephemera Date: 1861-1877 Pagination: 7 x 5.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Behold, I stand at the door and knock...

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Religion

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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