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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Hobby

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03364 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 3 December 1786 Pagination: 1 p. ; 31.5 x 17.8 cm.

Received Hobby's last letter but has been unable to respond until now due to being out of town. Discusses payment of taxes on the lands belonging to the late Mr. [Thomas] Flucker, Knox's father-in-law, which are now in Knox's possession. Requests that he draw the money owed from Knox's friend General Henry Jackson.

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