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Ellis, Henry (1721-1806) Two Henry Ellis letters pertaining to illicit trade with the Cherokee [Decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05228 Author/Creator: Ellis, Henry (1721-1806) Place Written: Savannah, Georgia Type: Letter signed Date: 7 December 1759 Pagination:

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