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Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) to Henry Knox and William Duer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05257 Author/Creator: Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 December 1791 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.4 x 20 cm.

Writes to forward propositions from Madame de Leval and Mr. De La Roche regarding their purchase of lands in Maine, in the Waldo patent. Discusses some of the details of the negotiation. Regrets that he did not visit with General [Henry] Jackson when Jackson was in town.

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