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Colden, Henrietta Maria (fl. 1792-1794) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06044 Author/Creator: Colden, Henrietta Maria (fl. 1792-1794) Place Written: Lansingburgh, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 February 1794 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Encloses a letter for Major Sargent. Asks Knox to deliver it. The letter asks Sargent to convey to her a deed for the lands she purchased through the Ohio Company. Sargent was holding her land in trust, which the company's directors did for "all the Lands belonging to Persons under his Agency." Believes it is proper for Sargent to re-convey the lands before he departs for the Western Territory, as soldiers often are exposed to "Accidents." Goes into the details of what she needs. Postscript says her eldest son sends his regards.

People: Colden, Henrietta Maria, fl. 1792-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryWomen of the Founding EraContractLand TransactionNorthwest TerritoryNorthwest Indian WarContractFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionMilitary History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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