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Winslow, Isaac (1763-1806) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03173 Author/Creator: Winslow, Isaac (1763-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 August 1785 Pagination: 2 p. ; 23.2 x 18.4 cm. Order a Copy

Isaac Winslow, a relation of Knox's through his wife, Lucy, discusses a variety of business propositions with Knox. Mentions that he wishes he could have had time to visit with Knox. Describes ways to get the Court to accept a resolve. Discusses dealings with a Colonel [Benjamin] Hichborn and Captain Hall regarding a lime rock farm Knox has invested in; Winslow reports on General George Washington's order for limestone and General Benjamin Lincoln's involvement with the dealings. Also discusses struggles about the amount of "persons settled on the patent," likely the Waldo Patent, a tract of land which Knox was interested in obtaining through a claim on his wife's side (Isaac Winslow also had a claim on Waldo patent land). Mentions sadness at the passing of Miss Sally Flucker, possibly a sister of Lucy Knox.

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