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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Benjamin Walker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05243 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 November 1791 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.1 x 19.8 cm.

Has received General [Henry] Jackson's letter regarding a land purchase between Knox and Walker. Writes that he approves Jackson's purchase, on his behalf, of townships in the Waldo patent lands in Maine. Discusses the details of the transaction.

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