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Post, Anthony (fl. 1790) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04804 Author/Creator: Post, Anthony (fl. 1790) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 December 1790 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 32.7 x 20.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Major Post talks about the valuables from Knox's New York City home being transported to Philadelphia. Some things were damaged despite Post's efforts. "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Post, Anthony, fl. 1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralHome FurnishingsTransportation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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