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Sparhawk, Nathaniel (fl. 1773) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00029 Author/Creator: Sparhawk, Nathaniel (fl. 1773) Place Written: Kittery, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 January 1773 Pagination: 2p.+ addr. + docket. 18.4 cm. x 15.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Requests a subscription for the Lady's Magazine for 1773 for his mother, Eliza Sparhawk, who will pay Knox for it. A post script asks that any reply to this letter be directed to his mother or his brother, Samuel Sparhawk.

People: Sparhawk, Nathaniel
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceBook SellingJournalismFinanceWomen's History

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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