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Hall, Joseph (1720-1807) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07569 Author/Creator: Hall, Joseph (1720-1807) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 July 1801 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 23.9 x 19.3 cm.

Informs Knox he paid $750 and received the release on a note as Knox had instructed. Also mentions they arrested Knox's farrier but ended up releasing him. Discusses the ongoing conflict between the settlers and surveyors on the Waldo patent lands.

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