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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Peregrine Fitzhugh

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06031 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 January 1794 Pagination: 2 p. ; 31.8 x 24 cm.

Summary of Content: References receiving news of his victory in Fitzhugh's lottery for 3,000 acres of land in Kentucky. Asks for a deed and maps. Notices there are two tracts with similar descriptions and asks for clarification. Letterpress copy.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Fitzhugh, Peregrine, 1758-1811

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLand TransactionFinanceLotteryFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionContractGeography and Natural History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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