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Lillie, John (1755-1801) [Request for goods]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02488 Author/Creator: Lillie, John (1755-1801) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 10 September 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 8.3 x 23.4 cm.

Request for twenty pounds of beef for Henry Knox and his family. Addressed to Mr. [Robert] Bell, with the docket signed by Jacob Johnson.

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