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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Peter Charles Varlé

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06541 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 October 1795 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.2 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks Varlé to send a whole report for the canal, complete with all of its locks and levels.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Varlé, Peter Charles, fl. 1794-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Science and TechnologyCanalsTransportationBuilding ConstructionWaldo PatentInfrastructure

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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