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Bernard, Francis (1712-1779) to Thomas Flucker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09089 Author/Creator: Bernard, Francis (1712-1779) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 February 1774 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 20.6 x 18.2 cm.

Writes that he has been waiting to hear about Flucker's son's commission, but has not yet. Is very unhappy about the status of Colonel [Thomas] Goldthwait's application to settle the town of Frankfort, in the Waldo patent, and discusses how it contradicts his wishes. Accepts his offer of a land grant.

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