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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to George Ulmer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07565 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 July 1801 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 22.4 x 18.2 cm.

Further reports about the settlers uprising in Maine. Knox reports he has been informed that there was a gathering of 300 men in Davistown, Maine (possibly present day Liberty, Maine) who demanded the prisoners be released. Also reports the men stated "the land shall not be run - that government has given no leave for that purpose."

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