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Flagg, Henry C. (1742-1801) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00057 Author/Creator: Flagg, Henry C. (1742-1801) Place Written: Rio Essequibo Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 May 1773 Pagination: 1p. +addr.+docket. 22.5 cm. x 18.7 cm.

Asks Knox to bind a copy of Chamber's Dictionary that Flagg will send to him. Advises Knox to pay attention to the moisture in the air, and its effect on book binding. Also informs Knox that he will send him some sugar or molasses. Dr. Flagg later became chief of General Nathanael Green's medical staff in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

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