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Unknown Richard H. Jackson's copy of the New Testament

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07705.425 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: London Type: Book Date: 1859 Pagination: 200 p. ; 8 x 7.5 cm.

In the back it says he carried this in his pocket during the war. It also says it was given to him by an intimate friend, Miss Mary D. Armstrong.

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