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Longman, Thomas (1731-1797) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00016 Author/Creator: Longman, Thomas (1731-1797) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter Date: 18 September 1772 Pagination: 1p. + addr. + docket 18.2 cm. x 14.8 cm.

Notes that he has enclosed Thomas Boydston's bill for 150 pounds sterling against Champion & Dickason, and an order of books. Also indicates that he has shipped a trunk and case of books to Knox aboard the Lydia, under Captain Hall. Longman was a London bookseller.

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