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Crane, John (1744-1805) to John Pierce

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03283 Author/Creator: Crane, John (1744-1805) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 25 July 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.1 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes, "Please to pay into the hands of General Henry Knox all the certificates which may be found due to me on settlement of my accounts lodg'd in your Office, and his receipt will be your sufficient voucher."

People: Pierce, John, d. 1788
Crane, John, 1744-1805

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmySoldier's PayFinanceArtillery

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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