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Sparhawk, John (1743-1787) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00028 Author/Creator: Sparhawk, John (1743-1787) Place Written: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 February 1773 Pagination: 1p. + addr. + docket. 19.1 cm. x 16 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00028 Author/Creator: Sparhawk, John (1743-1787) Place Written: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 February 1773 Pagination: 1p. + addr. + docket. 19.1 cm. x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks Knox to send him French grammar books and French bibles. Sparhawk later became the Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

People: Sparhawk, John, 1743-1787
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Book SellingMerchants and TradeCommerceFranceReligionLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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