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Burpee, Thomas F. (fl. 1837 - 1864) to J.W. Thayes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02744.272 Author/Creator: Burpee, Thomas F. (fl. 1837 - 1864) Place Written: Plymouth, CT Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 December 1859 Pagination: 1 p. ; 17.2 x 21 cm.

He is sending a sample of the Doeskin which Mr. Terry is making. He has done the finishing.

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