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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Paul Jameson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09181 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Cushing, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 September 1788 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 29.8 x 18.2 cm.

Requests Jameson notifies the inhabitants of "Medumcook" [Meduncook] that there will be a meeting at Jameson's house on the 20th for any who have business with the heirs of Brigadier Waldo or have taken up lands in the neighborhood. Written from "Medumcook" which is possibly present day Cushing, Maine.

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