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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Agreement with James Swan for land sale]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09254 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 19 May 1795 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 33 x 20.5 cm.

Agreement granting 25,000 acres in the Waldo patent from Henry Knox to James Swan, also giving Knox the right to buy the land back at a fixed price.

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