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Crane, John (1744-1805) Return of stores wanting in the laboratory at West Point

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01401 Author/Creator: Crane, John (1744-1805) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 30 April 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33.9 x 22.7 cm.

Location inferred from accompanying document (GLC02437.1400). List of 20 or so different items to be obtained for use at the laboratory at West Point; includes cotton, oil, brimstone [sulfur], and needles.

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