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Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07554 Author/Creator: Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 June 1801 Pagination: 4 p. : address : docket ; 32 x 19.7 cm.

Discusses various business transactions and payments. Also discusses the lime production noting the price and amount shipped. Mentions his competitors prices and their terms of sale. Provides a list of articles he shipped to Knox.

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