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Published by Pennsylvania Historical Association in Gettysburg .
Written in English


  • Pennsylvania Dutch.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 58-68.

SeriesPennsylvania Historical Association. Pennsylvania history studies -- no. 1, Pennsylvania history studies -- no. 1
The Physical Object
Pagination68 p.
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22366631M

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