Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) to Henry Knox
High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05020 Author/Creator: Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 June 1791 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 32.3 x 19.8 cm.
Marked "Private" on address leaf. Encloses deeds for Knox to execute (not included). Also encloses deeds of conveyance to be executed to Knox (not included). Says it is necessary to have the deeds for property in Lincoln and Hancock counties (in Maine) recorded in those places. Is unable to determine if the lands of the Lincolnshire Company "in which the half share is" lay in both counties. As it is in the patent as a whole he included the deeds. Tells Knox about some quibbling in the wording about the quantity of lands. Says the deed from Henry Jackson is not included. Says "The purchase of the patent I think you must be highly gratified with - and your friends here ... are much pleased that you have so good a purchase." Wrote to Captain Vose about sending the necessary certificates of notification to the probate court. Says looking up papers that will be used in the Cooper claim case has been difficult to accomplish for Mr. Winslow. Has had to get some papers from Salem, Massachusetts. Reports "If this trial should, prove unsuccessful - I apprehend that property will never be recovered but at a Federal Court." Mentions that Mr. Edwards was disappointed in the money he received in the sale of his lands. Mentions receiving another letter from Knox after starting this letter and will attend to the business mentioned in it.
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.