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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Anstey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09176 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 9 July 1788 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 31.6 x 19.4 cm.

Unsigned, but handwriting suggests the author is Henry Knox. Reports that two British citizens, Lord Loughborough [possibly Alexander Wedderburn, subsequently 1st Earl of Rosslyn] and John Skinner, have an interest in a portion of the Muscongus patent. Explains how these two individuals got involved with the land, which belonged to Francis Waldo through his father, Brigadier General Samuel Waldo.

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