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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00358 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 2 July 1776 Pagination: 2p.+ docket. 7.6 cm. x 20.4 cm.

Directs his brother to pay Colonel David Mason fifty dollars. A note on the verso indicates that the money can be given to Captain Andrew Symmes.

New York July 2d - 1776
Dear Brother
Upon sight pay to Colo David Mason or order fifty dollars without further advice from

Your Affectionate Brother Henry Knox

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