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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Charles Sampson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06863 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Manuscript letter Date: 4 November 1796 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25.2 x 19.9 cm.

Written from Montpelier, Knox's home in Thomaston, Maine. Asks Sampson to return a temporary land lease to a Mr. John Neubit. Was told the land lease, originally belonging to Mr. Samuel Waldo, passed into Sampson's hands "without any assignment on his [Neubit's] part."

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