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Cox, James (1751-1834) [receipt for drawing lessons for Knox's children]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04959 Author/Creator: Cox, James (1751-1834) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 27 May 1791 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 30.6 x 20.1 cm.

Receipt in Knox's hand and signed by Cox. The receipt is for eight pounds one shilling that Knox paid Cox, an English-born drawing master in Philadelphia, for teaching his daughter Lucy and his son Harry "the art of drawing and for colors."

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