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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Mitchell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03053 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Dorchester, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 October 1784 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 33 x 20.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Relates he has been appointed as a commissioner to "examine whether the people under the Government of Nova Scotia have encroached upon the territories of this state." Requests sworn testimony regarding Mitchell's [in some sources, Mitchel] previous survey of the St. Croix River. Contains a biographical note near docket, explaining Knox's role as commissioner. Written in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

Background Information: Mitchell, from New Hampshire, was hired by Governor Francis Bernard to survey the St. Croix River in 1764.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Mitchell, John, fl. 1764-1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: CanadaMilitary HistoryDiplomacyRevolutionary War GeneralTreatyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicySurveyingGeography and Natural HistoryBoundary or Property DisputeGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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