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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Alexander Hamilton

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04063 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 December 1788 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.4 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks for Hamilton's help if he is traveling to Albany. Is a purchaser, with Hamilton and others, of lands around the St. Lawrence River, the patents for which lands have been taken out of the Land Office in the name of Alexander Macomb. Aside from lands purchased by the state, certain portions of the land picked by a group led by General [Philip] Schuyler were to be paid for by Knox and several others. Would like Hamilton to determine how much Knox needs to pay and to whom he should direct the payment.

People: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Macomb, Alexander, 1748-1831
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: EconomicsLand TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralContractFinanceGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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