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Ulmer, George (1756-1825) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07579 Author/Creator: Ulmer, George (1756-1825) Place Written: Ducktrap, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 August 1801 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 23.6 x 17.4 cm.

Informs Knox that a gentleman named Thomas has agreed to assist Knox in stopping the settlers in the back country (likely the north part of the Waldo patent) from committing further violence on Knox's surveyors.

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