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Flucker, Thomas (fl. 1775-1801) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07057 Author/Creator: Flucker, Thomas (fl. 1775-1801) Place Written: Billerica, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: November 1797 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 22.5 x 18.5 cm.

Writes to his uncle Henry Knox to ask if it would be alright if he came to Boston for Christmas and spend some days with him. Also asks for a book on geography, his skates, a blanket, a fur cap and some cravats.

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