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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Certificate for Catherine Gardiner]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03507 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph document Date: 31 March 1787 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.6 x 19.9 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03507 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph document Date: 31 March 1787 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.6 x 19.9 cm.

"This is to certify that in the year one thousand seven hundred, and seventy five the subscriber received by order of the provincial Congress of Massachusetts Bay certain articles of household furniture then late the property of Henry Barnes Esq - of Marlbrough [sic] in the aforesaid Province, an absentee[,] amounting in value to the sum of one hundred pounds current money of said province." Originally enclosed with GLC02437.03508, Knox's letter to Mrs. Gardiner.

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