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Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06123 Author/Creator: Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 June 1794 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 23 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Knox there has been a hearing before the committee regarding taxes. Discusses which lands are part of the patent (possibly referring to the Waldo patent lands) and any taxes related to the land. Speaks of a tax being unconstitutional and the possibility of creating a new one. Describes the hearing as being long and with many debates. Also asks whether they should give Judge Sullivan (possibly James or John Sullivan) a fee for his opinion.

People: Peirce, Joseph, 1745-1828
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Waldo PatentUS ConstitutionLand TransactionTaxes or TaxationGovernment and CivicsFinanceLawState Constitution

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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