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Watson, Brook (1735-1807) to Joshua Mauger

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03902.031 Author/Creator: Watson, Brook (1735-1807) Place Written: New York, NY Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 April 1783 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 19.3 x 23.5 cm.

A letter dated 11/6/1782 just arrived. Nova Scotia has granted land to the refugee loyalists. He hopes that Mauger has given power of attorney to Dight [Butler's nephew] so he may sell some of Mauger's holdings in Nova Scotia.

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