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Gouvion, Jean Baptiste (1747-1792) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02534 Author/Creator: Gouvion, Jean Baptiste (1747-1792) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 September 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22.7 x 19 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02534 Author/Creator: Gouvion, Jean Baptiste (1747-1792) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 September 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22.7 x 19 cm.

Praises Knox's appointment as the Secretary-general of the Society of the Cincinnati. Seeks a certificate of membership (if such exists) from the Society of Cincinnati for foreign members and asks Knox to deliver his to Major Rochefontaine.

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