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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Robert Houston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07698 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter Date: 19 November 1801 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 30.2 x 16.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Noted as a copy on the docket. Letter is not signed but appears to be in Knox's handwriting. Discusses the turnpike road being built from [Harriman's] Ferry to the Augusta bridge in Maine.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Houston, Robert, 1765-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Road ConstructionInfrastructureWaldo Patent

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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