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Lee, John (fl. 1801-1802) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07664 Author/Creator: Lee, John (fl. 1801-1802) Place Written: Castine, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 November 1801 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 30.6 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the idea of building a road. Says he would like to see a turnpike road built from [Harriman's] Ferry to Augusta bridge in Maine. States he is not sure how to begin the business but believes subscriptions in the amount of $5000 may be found east of the Penobscot River. Discusses further aspects of the plan including how and what land to obtain, where to build the road, and the long term value of the project.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Lee, John, fl. 1801-1802

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Road ConstructionInfrastructureTransportationFinanceWaldo PatentLand Transaction

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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