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Corne, Peter (fl. 1782) to Samuel Shaw

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01567 Author/Creator: Corne, Peter (fl. 1782) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 September 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 15 x 22.5 cm.

Writes, "I am much oblig'd to you for the agreeable lines you sent communicating the good intentions of the Commander in Chief I thank him & shall [bean?] respect I shall strictly obey the order of staying in my quarters & joyfully wait the happy Period of Liberation."

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