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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Rufus Putnam

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03611 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 July 1787 Pagination: 4 p. ; 32.4 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses surveys of the Muscongus Patent prepared by Mr. [possibly Enoch] Titcomb and Captain Stone. Asks whether the surveys have been submitted yet to the Massachusetts General Court's Committee on Eastern lands. Would like to find out about what recourse to the Court they have if any problems arise. Wonders especially how the Court might intervene in any conflicts between Knox and settlers claiming ownership or rights to his land.

People: King, Rufus, 1755-1827
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralSurveyingLawGovernment and CivicsBoundary or Property Dispute

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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