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Goldthwait, Thomas (1717-1799) to Thomas Flucker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09032 Author/Creator: Goldthwait, Thomas (1717-1799) Place Written: Stockton Springs, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 November 1765 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 36.3 x 23.2 cm.

Written from Fort Pownall, at present-day Stockton Springs, Maine. Discusses surveying, settling and planning a new town with a Mr. Chadwick, possibly on Flucker's land. Adds that he received cider from Mr. Winslow. Touches briefly on "the confusions all over the continent," and hopes they "may end in peace & good neighbourhood."

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