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Longman, Thomas (1731-1797) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00074 Author/Creator: Longman, Thomas (1731-1797) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 August 1773 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 29.8 x 17.8 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00074 Author/Creator: Longman, Thomas (1731-1797) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 August 1773 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 29.8 x 17.8 cm.

Two letters on a single page. The first part is a copy of Longman's 16 June 1773 letter (see GLC02437.00075), which discusses the settling of a bill, an order for books, and the delay caused by a Captain Lyde, who would not be sailing when he told Troutbeck he would. The second part indicates that he has sent two trunks and a case of books to Boston. Longman was a London bookseller.

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