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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Henry Jackson and Benjamin Lincoln

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07582 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 August 1801 Pagination: 8 p. : docket ; 22.5 x 18.2 cm.

Discusses land deals and legal agreements. Says he does not believe Mr. [Thomas?] Winthrop can be absolved from the agreement. Quotes part of the clause on the agreement that states the lands will be conveyed to Winthrop once they are located and appraised. Further discusses in great detail Mr. Winthrop's legal obligations concerning the land. Also discusses the current surveys being conducted and stresses that they must continue regardless of troubles that may arise.

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