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Ulmer, George (1756-1825) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07668 Author/Creator: Ulmer, George (1756-1825) Place Written: Ducktrap, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 November 1801 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 24.8 x 18.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Appears to discuss either land or business dealings. Mentions the bearer of this letter will be presenting Knox with two certificates. Also discusses a situation where a permit was stolen from Samuel Peterson and sold to another gentleman who refuses to return the permit. Notes he supplied Peterson with another permit.

People: Ulmer, George, 1756-1825
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: FinanceForgery and Fraud

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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