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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Report of a committee which was accepted the 4th of July, 1785 established a Contract between thte Commonwealth & the proprietors for thirty miles square

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09130 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 4 July 1785 Pagination: 7 p. ; 22.7 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Copy of GLC02437.09129 but contains additional content, some of which appears to be written in the hand of Henry Knox.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsBoundary or Property DisputeWaldo PatentLand TransactionContract

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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