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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to David Fales

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05646 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter Date: 8 October 1792 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.1 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he has signed, and is forwarding him, a deed for Samuel Walls for land in Cutlers Cove, [Maine]. Hopes to sign over the remaining deeds to everyone else by next year.

People: Fales, David, fl. 1770-1801
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLand TransactionWaldo PatentContract

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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