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Longman, Thomas (1731-1797) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00008 Author/Creator: Longman, Thomas (1731-1797) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter Date: 10 March 1772 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 33cm. x 20.5 cm.

Reports that the magazines for the month of February have been shipped on board the Lydia, under Captain Hall. Returns Thomas Moss's unpaid bill on Grimanney & Co. (GLC02437.00005). Encloses an order and Thomas Bralston's bill on Lane & Co. Has sent the second volume of Harwood's "Introduction." Longman was a London bookseller.

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