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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Thomas Vose

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04084 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 10 January 1789 Pagination: 10 p. : docket ; 32.2 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Encloses an agreement based on their conversations together. Also encloses a power of attorney. Hopes that their arrangement will be mutually beneficial. Writes, "[m]y object is to have a faithful friend whom I can trust at all times and under all circumstances." Discusses his relations with the people of several towns in the Waldo patent lands. Wants to bring all the people to a compromise, and has engaged the help of David Fales of Thomaston in this regard (see GLC02437.04083). Has utmost confidence in Fales, who has been employed in the area for a long time. He is also a surveyor by trade. Lists several other friends who have been appointed in different parts of the patent, such as Mr. Moses Copeland of Warren. Provides information on the people of various towns in the patent, such as their primary occupations and lifestyles. Gives instructions on how best to negotiate agreements and business and to accomplish his goals on Knox's behalf.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Vose, Thomas, 1753-1810
Fales, David, fl. 1770-1801
Copeland, Moses, fl. 1786-1807

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionWaldo PatentRevolutionary War GeneralLawContractFriendshipLandlord and TenantSurveyingBoundary or Property DisputeDiplomacyFinance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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