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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Elijah Brigham, Dwight Foster and Kilborn Whitman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07828 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Waldoboro, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 October 1803 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23.2 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Location added later in pen. Writes to Brigham Foster and Whitman, all prominent jurists or Congressmen, in answer to their previous letter. Knox assures them that he still fully intends to submit to their decisions regarding the settler's rights cases pertaining to his lands in Maine.

People: Brigham, Elijah, 1751-1816
Foster, Dwight, 1757-1813
Whitman, Kilborn, b. 1765
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: LawGovernment and CivicsWaldo PatentLand TransactionBoundary or Property Dispute

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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