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Burwell, Lewis (1745-1800) to Henry Jackson Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07414 Author/Creator: Burwell, Lewis (1745-1800) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 May 1800 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 22.4 x 18.5 cm.

Burwell writes Henry Jackson Knox and invites him to visit him in Richmond when Henry Jackson Knox can spare leave time from his ship in Norfolk. Mentions that he has two nephews in the Navy who may also travel with Henry Jackson Knox to visit Burwell.

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