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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Henry Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10286 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript letter Date: 7 December 1793 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 38 x 23.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that "Madame dela Val has been here ... " Goes on to say that she should have the deed of land and a mortgage. Mentions a payment of $133 upon acceptance of the land. Watermarked "J Watt & C Patent Copying/Sold By J Woodmason/London." Letterpress copy.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: ContractMortgageWaldo PatentLand TransactionWomen's HistoryRefugeesFrench Revolution

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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