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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Diego Gardoqui y Arriquibar

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03285 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 July 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.9 x 20 cm.

Writes to provide a list of books he recommends to Gardoqui, which can be obtained "in this city" (likely New York). They are not all of the same genre, but would "suite the tastes more or less of every man of reading." Regrets that not all have been written and printed in the United States. The list itself is not included.

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