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Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05239 Author/Creator: Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 November 1791 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 22.9 x 18.6 cm.

Provides some information on the recent voyage of Madame de Leval and Monsieur de la Roche. Plans to visit Philadelphia soon to provide Knox with more information.

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