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Unknown Articles of agreement made and entered into this day of June one thousand seven hundred & ninety one

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05043 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: June 1791 Pagination: 7 p. ; 19.3 x 16.2 cm.

Summary of Content: This is a copy of the legal agreement negotiated by Henry Jackson and Royal Flint as agents for Henry Knox and William Duer for two million acres of land in the District of Maine, sold by a committee of the Massachusetts General Court. The names of the seller are left blank while the buyers are noted as "Henry Jackson & Royal Flint for themselves and associates." The document is divided into ten articles and proclaims that the buyers are getting a price of ten cents per acre to be payable in nine payments for a total of $243,802. Stipulates that the buyers need to get 2,500 settlers to move to the lands in twelve years and that they will need to pay thirty dollars of the six percent stock of the United States for each person if there is a deficient number of settlers. Date of 1 July added later in pencil, though June is listed in the body of the document. See GLC02437.05049 for Henry Jackson's letter to Henry Knox concerning this agreement.

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Flint, Royal, 1754-1797

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralContractLand TransactionWaldo PatentFinanceImmigration and Migration

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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