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Bowdoin, James (1726-1790) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08118 Author/Creator: Bowdoin, James (1726-1790) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph note Date: 10 February circa 1786-1790 Pagination: 1 p. ; 17.4 x 11.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks Knox to dine with him at two o'clock. Year unknown. Noted as written at Beacon Street, which is most likely Beacon Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Entertaining and Hospitality

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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