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Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet des (1722-1824) A View of Boston taken on the road from the Dorchester, May 30 1776

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03103.06 Author/Creator: Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet des (1722-1824) Place Written: London Type: Print Date: 1781 Pagination: 1 sheet 58 x 85 cm

People: Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet des, 1722-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Geography and Natural HistoryRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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