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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Isaac Winslow

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03612 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 22 July 1787 Pagination: 6 p. ; 32.4 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the claims to the Waldo Patent, particularly that of William Wetmore, the husband of Sarah, Lucy Knox's cousin. Makes arrangements with Winslow for a trip to Boston to discuss the claims. Asks Winslow to attend an upcoming meeting of the Ten Proprietors to discuss land surveys and the proprietors's allotments. Requests that he tell them the allotments cannot be given to them until the government legally grants the claim to Knox, Winslow and their associates. Writes a list of points that they need to go over.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Winslow, Isaac, 1763-1806
Wetmore, William, 1749-1830
Wetmore, William, 1749-1830

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralEstateChildren and FamilySurveyingGeography and Natural HistoryGovernment and CivicsLaw

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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