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Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06116 Author/Creator: Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 June 1794 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.9 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses a petition filed against Knox involving some property. Mentions a conversation he had with Waterman Thomas of Waldoboro, Maine who supports the petition. Reports Thomas says, "The people who have paid the full amount of their engagement to your agent can get no Deeds & they have no security - for if you should die…" Comments he will call on Judge Sullivan (possibly James or John Sullivan) for assistance.

People: Peirce, Joseph, 1745-1828
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Thomas, Waterman, fl. 1785-1801

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionBoundary or Property DisputePetitionWaldo PatentLawContract

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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