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Hammond, Abijah (1757-1832) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06582 Author/Creator: Hammond, Abijah (1757-1832) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 December 1795 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.7 x 20.5 cm.

Expresses his disappointment on not being able to see Knox. Writes that he is preparing something for Christmas, together with other friends.

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