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Unknown [Receipt of William Knox with Brectenfeldt & Gregory]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08498 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Amsterdam, Netherlands Type: Manuscript document Date: 16 October 1779 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 10.9 x 20.7 cm.

Various items purchased for a total of £425.2. Payment was received the same day.

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