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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Samuel Freeman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03237 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 January 1786 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 33.4 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses a variety of business matters. Mentions the value of the "lands of Falmouth," possibly referring to lands in Maine in possession of descendants of Samuel Waldo, a relative of his wife Lucy Knox (these lands may be distinct from the well-known Waldo Patent lands). Declares that he believes the family values the land highly, and would like to take a trip to Falmouth the present year to see it and compare it to other lands in the area. Comments on his fears about taxation, and asks that Freeman write to his friend General [Henry] Jackson about payment for an advertisement. Also mentions that he has written to Philadelphia to inquire about the fire engine Freeman mentioned.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Freeman, Samuel, 1743-1831
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionEstateRevolutionary War GeneralChildren and FamilyTravelFinanceTaxes or TaxationFirefighting

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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