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Davis, Daniel (1762-1835) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07339 Author/Creator: Davis, Daniel (1762-1835) Place Written: Portland, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 December 1799 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 18.8 x 15.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Davis tells Knox that he paid the sheriff of Lincoln $1500 as Knox requested. Davis says he was deceived by a man named "Truky" with whom he made a contract. Davis says, "I thought I had sold the 65 acres well, considering the title was disputed-But the people in possession, have, since my stipulation with Trukey (more perhaps from revenge than any thing else) offered me more than I agreed to take for it." Davis says he will hold him to the first agreement. Davis insists he has been deceived by Samuel Winslow as well and does not trust his information. Notes that he received word from Mr. Bradford that he was arriving in Portland with Miss Lucy Knox.

People: Davis, Daniel, 1762-1835
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Bradford, Alden, 1765-1843
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1776-1854
Winslow, Samuel, fl. 1781-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Children and FamilyLand TransactionContractWaldo PatentBoundary or Property DisputeFinanceForgery and FraudMorality and EthicsWomen's History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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