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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Daniel Davis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07341 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Thomaston, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 December 1799 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 24.4 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Knox received "yesterday by the post your favor the 18th instant with the sheriff's endorsement on the back of the order of the 1500 Dollars which you paid him." Knox also tells Davis, "I think you are more competent to decide the case of Tuckey than I am." Knox says Tuckey doesn't deserve the land if he was deceitful, but it a legal decision says he does, that must be obeyed. Letterpress copy.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Davis, Daniel, 1762-1835

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionForgery and FraudMorality and EthicsFinanceWaldo PatentContractLaw

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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