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Vaughan, Charles (1759-1839) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07550 Author/Creator: Vaughan, Charles (1759-1839) Place Written: Hampden, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 June 1801 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22 x 18.5 cm.

Encloses (not included) the commissioner's report on some land in Maine. Notes the low value is due to the poor quality of land. Says all the good land has already been claimed by the settlers.

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