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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) [Statement]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06400 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript letter Date: 22 April 1795 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.7 x 18.5 cm.

Statement before the Committee for the Sale of Eastern Lands in Massachusetts regarding the sale of land in Maine. Discusses the discrepancies between the borders and acreage stated in the original contract and what is actually there as documented by surveyors.

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