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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Rufus King

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09127 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 June 1785 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 31.8 x 20.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09127 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 June 1785 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 31.8 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the line of inheritance for the Waldo patent, beginning with Brigadier General Samuel Waldo and passing down to his wife, Lucy Flucker Knox. Also provides news about friends and acquaintances, such as the fact that General [Rufus] Putnam will accept an appointment as surveyor.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
King, Rufus, 1755-1827
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824
Waldo, Samuel, 1695-1759

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionWaldo PatentGenealogyWomen's HistorySurveying

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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