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Moriarty, John (fl. 1785-1787) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03123 Author/Creator: Moriarty, John (fl. 1785-1787) Place Written: Bristol, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 March 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 31 x 18.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03123 Author/Creator: Moriarty, John (fl. 1785-1787) Place Written: Bristol, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 March 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 31 x 18.3 cm.

Written in Bristol, Broad Bay (present-day Maine). Hopes to be able to purchase one or two hundred acres of land from Knox. Asks what price Knox would charge for the land, and discusses his method of payment. Writes, "I expect some familys here from Ireland, who will undoubtedly want some tracts of Land, & if you can have faith Enough, to put any Confidence in an Irish man, & that you Impower [sic] me to Act for you here, depend, I will serve you if I can." In a post script, notes that Major John Hopkins, former Commissary of Prisoners, will recommend Moriarty to Knox.

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