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Putnam, Rufus (1738-1824) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03530 Author/Creator: Putnam, Rufus (1738-1824) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 April 1787 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 19.7 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the Waldo patent land in respect to it interfering "with the lands belonging to the Plymouth Company and requesting to know if the Committe [sic] would make up the defisency [sic] without the proprietors applying to the general Court ... " Informs that General Henry Jackson told him Knox wanted to find someone to reside at St. Georges, Maine and take care of his business there but Putnam cannot recommend anyone.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Boston April 18th 1787
Genl. Jackson , toward the close of the last Session of the general Court, communicated to the Committee on Eastern lands a paragraph of your letter ...to him, respecting the Waldow patent, as Surveyed by Stone and Titcomb, interfearing with the lands belonging to the Plymouth Company and requesting to know if the Committee would make up the deficiency without the proprietors applying to the general Courts in answer to which I beg here to inform you, that the resignation of our Brother Brooks with the absence of Mr. Wells & the hurry of business with Mr. Phillips, prevented the Committee from attending to the question at that time, but you may rest assured I shall not forget to have the matter taken up as soon as possible after the Committee are filled up, which its likely will not be till after the new Court meets; and by that time it is more than probable we shall be able to ascertain the exact quantity of land in question, as Mr. Titcomb is imployed to measure the distance from the Northwest corner of your patent as made last year to Kenebeck River - [2]
Genl. Jackson mentioned to me this day that you wanted to find a person who could be well recommend [inserted: ed] to go and reside at St. Georges and take the care of your interest in that quarter, on an extensive plan at present I do not recollect any person who would be likely to undertake the business that I should dare to recommend; but should I find one I will give Genl Jackson the earliest intiligence of it. for be assured Sir, that in this as well as in every other way wherein I can serve your interest I shall always be happy to receive your command -
I have the honour to be Sir with
The greatest respect your very
Humble Servant
Rufus Putnam

[address leaf]
Henry Knox Esqr

from Genl Ruf
Putnam 18 April 1787
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralFinanceLawBoundary or Property DisputeLetter of Introduction or Recommendation

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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