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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Joseph Peirce

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05021 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 June 1791 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.6 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: References Peirce's letters of 14 and 16 June. Consider the importance of the deeds he asks them to be "drawn up in a masterly manner." Tells him to employ who is necessary to get this done. Expects to learn about the sale of the estate on Saturday, after which he will write more particularly.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Peirce, Joseph, 1745-1828

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralContractLand TransactionWaldo PatentEstateFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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