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Duer, William (1747-1799) to Henry Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05655 Author/Creator: Duer, William (1747-1799) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 16 October 1792 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23.2 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Jackson that Henry Knox has agreed to give Madame de Leval and Mr. de la Roche deeds for portions of Trenton and "No. 8" (both in present-day Maine). Instructs Jackson, "To enable her further to place the Germans, you will assist her to take possession of no. 15." States that Leval and de la Roche are not to make any application to the State without consulting Knox and Duer. Written in Henry Jackson's hand and marked as a copy.

People: Duer, William, 1747-1799
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de, fl. 1790-1796

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralFinanceContractWaldo PatentWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryImmigration and MigrationRefugeesFranceGovernment and CivicsBoundary or Property Dispute

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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