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Belknap, Jeremy (1744-1798) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04663 Author/Creator: Belknap, Jeremy (1744-1798) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 July 1790 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 22.2 x 18.3 cm.

Writes in full, "Having received several Letters from Major Sargent under your frank, I presume it will not be disagreeable to you that I should ask the favour of you when you send dispatches into the Western Territory to give my letters inclosd with this, a place in your packet." Letters not included.

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