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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07598 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Autograph letter Date: 30 August 1801 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 21.5 x 17.5 cm.

Letter is not signed but appears to be Knox's handwriting. Discusses the ongoing conflict among the settlers and Knox's surveyors. Informs the gentlemen he sent his surveyors out armed enough to defend themselves against any attacks from the settlers. Also says he has sent three gentlemen to assemble the people at different settlements on the Plymouth Company land that borders Knox's land. The gentlemen have three goals: the first is to have Knox's land surveyed peaceably, if impractical then the second goal is to give the surveyors notice, the third is to obtain evidence against the insurgents. Docket notes letter is written to "Gen Lincoln & Jackson," likely referring to Benjamin Lincoln and Henry Jackson.

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