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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Waterman Thomas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09274 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 August 1801 Pagination: 11 p. : docket ; 22.5 x 18.5 cm.

Hopes Thomas can help him peaceably resolve hostilities and disagreements with settlers on and near the Waldo patent. Settlers living on or near his lands have become upset over issues of land ownership, and worries Knox might encroach on their lands, and recently become violent. Knox assures Thomas this is due to misunderstandings, and that he has the settlers best interests in mind. Hopes that Thomas can persuade them of this fact. If not, the government will be forced to quell the violence. Also discusses issues regarding the boundaries of his lands, the mistakes made by surveyors regarding these boundaries, and the remedies being made.

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