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Longman, Thomas (1731-1797) [Invoice of goods shipped to Henry Knox by Thomas Longman]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08367 Author/Creator: Longman, Thomas (1731-1797) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph document Date: 29 July 1794 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 30 x 18.5 cm.

Marked "Copy" on docket. List of books Longman shipped to Knox. It was shipped in 5 packages. The shipment also included chapbooks, plays, and monthly reviews. The cost of trunks, cases, shipping, and insurance is included. The total came to £238.8.6 1/2. Gives a short list of books out of print or unavailable in England.

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