Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05030 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 June 1791 Pagination: 4 p. ; 22.5 x 18.5 cm.
References Knox's letters of 17 and 19 June. Also references the letter he sent Knox on 23 June (GLC02437.05026). Encloses a copy of the preliminary agreement (not included) made with the committee for the sale of lands. Says the agreement will be completed next Tuesday when Mr. Phillips, the committee chairman, returns to Boston. Believes they will make few alterations. Has sent Mr. Bruce, a member of the Court from Machias, to get as much information as he can. He is to return in 30 days. Goes on to discuss the location of the tract. Says if the tract borders on the British lines "we shall allways find a ready cash market for all our lumber, &cc but it is said the soil is not so good for Agriculture as the lands between and bordering on the Kenebec & Penobscot." Further discusses agriculture and climate. Claims that regarding the land, "we have had great difficulties & prejudices to surmount, but every thing appears now in a favorable train..."
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