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Rush, Benjamin (1746-1813) [Box for Benjamin Rush's Bible].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04998.03 Author/Creator: Rush, Benjamin (1746-1813) Place Written: Oxford, England Type: Object Date: 1772 Pagination:

Bible presented by him to his daughter, Ann Emily Rush (see GLC04998.01 and GLC04998.02). Cloth that surrounded the bible is in the box.

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