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Liancourt, François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld (1747-1827) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06584 Author/Creator: Liancourt, François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld (1747-1827) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 December 1795 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 23.5 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Recommends a young man to Knox who is interested in engineering.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Liancourt, François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld, 1747-1827

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Letter of Introduction or RecommendationScience and Technology

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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