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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10284 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 September 1793 Pagination: 3 p. ; 37.5 x 25.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses financial situation in regards to taxes and the Waldo patent, a tract of land Knox inherited by marriage in present-day Maine. Mentions possibly making a trip out to the patent, but is uncertain whether or not he will be able to go and that he "would greatly prefer the addition to Voses house but ... know[s] not whether he can get another, neither [does he] know whether it would be agreable [sic] to him." Writes that "[t]he malignant fever ... continues to spread and desolate ... " Watermarked "J Watt & C Patent Copying/Sold By J Woodmason/London." Letterpress copy.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Waldo PatentLand TransactionFinanceTaxes or TaxationBuilding ConstructionYellow FeverEpidemicHealth and Medical

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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