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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00427 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 26 August 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 9.6 x 15.8 cm.

Directs his brother to pay Captain William Perkins thirty dollars. A note on the same page, signed by Perkins, instructs that the payment be made to Naby Perkins.

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