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Lucas, John (fl. 1798) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07124 Author/Creator: Lucas, John (fl. 1798) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 May 1798 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 23 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks Knox to send his picture of Elisha Brown and his heroic revolutionary story to John Adams to be installed in the Museum of the United States.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Lucas, John, fl. 1798
Adams, John, 1735-1826
Brown, Elisha, fl. 1798

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMuseumArt, Music, Theater, and FilmPresidentLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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