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Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06125 Author/Creator: Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 June 1794 Pagination: 4 p. ; 23 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses completing a map of the eastern country for the government. Notes the map takes in a corner of the patent. Mentions possibly having to extend boundary lines (possibly on the Waldo patent) to make up for deficiencies. Informs Knox the committee for the taxes decided to deduct money from heirs. Reports the act may be repealed as being unconstitutional and Knox most likely will not have to pay. Reports Judge Sullivan (possibly James or John Sullivan) will be accompanying him to the committee to hear the patent petition (possibly part of the Waldo patent lands). Provides and update of the construction of Knox's house (Montpelier). Comments he sent some food and drink to (Montpelier?). Discusses the Waldo patent lands and the petitions before the committee. Part of the letter may be missing.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Waldo PatentUS ConstitutionLand TransactionSurveyingBoundary or Property DisputeTaxes or TaxationFinanceLawGovernment and CivicsState ConstitutionPetitionBuilding ConstructionDiet and nutritionAmerican Statesmen

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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