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Polk, James K. (1795-1849) to Henry Harn

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03481.06 Author/Creator: Polk, James K. (1795-1849) Place Written: s.l. Type: Address leaf Date: circa 14 May 1845 Pagination: 1 p : docket ; 25.3 x 20.1 cm.

Docketed address leaf from President Polk to Harn in Philadelphia. States "President Polk Recd May 14th 1845."

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