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Appleton, Nathaniel (1731-1798) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06803 Author/Creator: Appleton, Nathaniel (1731-1798) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 28 August 1796 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed by several members of the Standing Committee of the 20 Associates. Committee writes to ask Knox for a complete survey of the entirety of their territory. The committee explains the nature of the survey they want, the boundaries of what they would like to be surveyed, as well as why they need a survey.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Appleton, Nathaniel, 1731-1798.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Boundary or Property Dispute, Government and Civics, Waldo Patent, Surveying

Sub Era: The Early Republic