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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Frost

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09218 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 March 1789 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.5 x 20.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09218 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 March 1789 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.5 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Requesting "an abstract of conveyance reflecting" the Waldo Patent, a large tract of land that belonged to his wife's grandfather. This abstract should contain all transactions relating to the property. Frost was the "Register of deeds for the County of York Massachusetts."

Background Information: William Frost was the Register of deeds for the County of York, Massachusetts from 1786-1816.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Frost, William, 1747-1827

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Waldo PatentEstateLand TransactionGovernment and CivicsContract

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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