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Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de (fl. 1790-1796) [Correspondence and document dealing with land speculation]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05681 Author/Creator: Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de (fl. 1790-1796) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document Date: 31 October - 4 November 1792 Pagination: 6 p. ; 30.7 x 18.8 cm.

Contains seven sections. The first section was written in Boston, on 31 October, to Henry Jackson from Jean-Baptiste de la Roche and Rosalie Bacler de Leval. They received correspondence from settlers who have threatened to leave the colony at Frenchman's Bay, Maine. They request land titles from Jackson, so that they can comply with the "just demand of [the] settlers." The second section, from Jackson to de Leval and de la Roche, was written in Boston, 1 November. Says it is impossible for him to ascertain the quantity of acres, which is necessary information for the deed, so he will immediately request a survey of the land. The third part is a memorandum by Jackson stating that de la Roche and de Leval went to a notary to protest his refusal to answer their request for surveys and deeds, so he asked the advice of Joseph Hall, a lawyer. Hall's advice is included as the fourth section of this document (dated 3 November from Boston). The fifth part, dated 3 November, is a statement saying that Jackson "has already assigned to Mr. De la Roche & Madame De laval a sufficient reason in his letters ... for not delivering the Deeds in question, a survey of the Lands not having yet taken place ..." The sixth section, dated 4 November, is a note from de la Roche asking for more information from Jackson. The last part, signed "Compliments to Genl Jackson," asking him again for information, noting that the situation becomes more dangerous every day.

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