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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Mr. Parsall

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02491 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 September 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23.4 x 17.5 cm.

Discusses instructions for the making of a new sulky, which is a light one-horse carriage, usually for one person. Writes that "[i]f you think that the irons will be sufficiently strong to support a chair for two persons you will make it of that size - If you think not make it for one person."

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