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Unknown A sketch of the undivided lands belonging to Brigadier Waldo and Heirs

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09099 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 4 November 1780-9 November 1780 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 23.3 x 19 cm.

The majority of the letter, written by an unknown author, contains an account of the Waldo patent lands, and refers to the primary heirs, Thomas Flucker, Isaac Winslow, Francis Waldo, and Samuel Waldo. Also contains an extract of a letter dated 9 November 1780 written by Joseph Peirce on a similar topic.

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