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Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de (fl. 1790-1796) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05989 Author/Creator: Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de (fl. 1790-1796) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 December 1793 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23.1 x 18.7 cm.

Says she placed an order for goods in Havre de Grace, France, but they were sent to Philadelphia instead of Boston. Asks Knox for a loan of $135 to cover this unexpected cost. Place written assumed from content.

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