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Harrison, Richard (1750-1841) [Indenture between Henry Knox and William Duer]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05492 Author/Creator: Harrison, Richard (1750-1841) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 7 June 1792 Pagination: 6 p. ; 31.8 x 19.9 cm.

Summary of Content: An important land transaction of Knox's involving more than one million acres of land. Agreement of indenture between Henry Knox and William Duer. Signed by Richard Harrison and [Benjamin] Walker. Henry Knox signature has been crossed out.

Background Information: Harrison was a merchant in Alexandria, Virginia before becoming the unofficial United States consul to Spain from 1780-1786, though he was officially appointed in 1790. He became an auditor in the ...Treasury Department in 1791 and served in that position until 1836. See More

People: Harrison, Richard, 1750-1841
Walker, Benjamin, 1753-1818
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Duer, William, 1747-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLand TransactionContractWaldo PatentFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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