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Vose, Thomas (1753-1810) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09231 Author/Creator: Vose, Thomas (1753-1810) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 December 1789 Pagination: 10 p. : docket ; 31.5 x 20 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09231 Author/Creator: Vose, Thomas (1753-1810) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 December 1789 Pagination: 10 p. : docket ; 31.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Discussing his attempts to earn payment from settlers for lands belonging to Knox and other financial affiars of Knox's. Discusses purchase of materials, the poor outcome of a merchant voyage by Captain Henderson, construction on Knox's estate, his plans to make pot ash and sell it. Inquires if Knox still plans to visit the Waldo Patent "the ensuing year." Asks "If it were possible for you to be able to give Deeds the next summer to those who have been forward in making payment, it would have an excellent effect on those that are at present indifferent about trying to pay any part." Many of the settlers on Knox's land believed that it belonged to them and refused to pay for it.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Vose, Thomas, 1753-1810

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Immigration and MigrationBoundary or Property DisputeFinanceWaldo PatentLand TransactionCommerceMerchants and TradeBuilding ConstructionIndustryContract

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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