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Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego (1735-1798) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04375 Author/Creator: Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego (1735-1798) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter Date: 1 October 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 30.1 x 19.9 cm

Sends Knox his compliments and a gift in thanks for the kindness and friendship Knox bestowed on him during his stay in the United States.

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