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Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de (fl. 1790-1796) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05683 Author/Creator: Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de (fl. 1790-1796) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 1 November 1792 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 30.1 x 19.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the status of Frenchman's Bay settlement in Maine, stating that the settlers have demanded titles to the lands. Complains that Henry Jackson has refused to grant the titles until a survey of the land is conducted. Signed Bacler de Leval and co-signed by Jean-Baptiste de la Roche. "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de, fl. 1790-1796
Roche, Jean-Baptiste de la, fl. 1790-1792

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLand TransactionWaldo PatentBoundary or Property DisputeSurveyingContractWoman AuthorWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryImmigration and MigrationRefugeesFrance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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