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Knox, Henry, 1750-1806 to James Manning

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03158 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806 Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 June 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.2 x 19.7 cm. Order a Copy

Knox transmits books donated from Granville Sharp in London to Rhode Island College (present-day Brown University). Informs Manning, President of Rhode Island College, that these books were previously in William Knox's care but William was "prevented by sickness from coming out to America" (William suffered from mental illness). Notes that the books were damaged in transit. Reminds Manning to send a line to Sharp acknowledging receipt of the books.

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Manning, James, 1738-1791
Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813

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