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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.07646
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0145] January-May 1801 
Title Abner Knowles to Henry Knox about a settler family in Sandy Stream
Date 29 October 1801
Author Knowles, Abner (fl. 1801)  
Additional authors Bartlett, Benjamin (fl. 1800-1801) White, John (fl. 1801) and others
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Land transaction document
Content Description Letter is signed by ten different men who are the subscribers of a place called Sandy Stream Plantation. A recommendation of Joel Rich. Introduces Knox to Joel Rich who is a settler residing on Knox's land. Describes Rich's situation saying that the gentleman went into the woods with his family and has one son who is partly blind. Also notes most of the family had the fever when they visited them. States the family has always been peaceable settlers and asks that they receive the value of 100 acres of land or as much as Knox feels is proper. Written from Sandy Stream Plantation, which is possibly present day Sandy River Plantation located in Franklin County, Maine.
Subjects Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Health and Medical  Land Transaction  Petition  Finance  Charity and Philanthropy  Children and Family  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Knowles, Abner (fl. 1801)  Bartlet, Benjamin (fl. 1800-1801)  
Place written Maine
Theme Agriculture; Merchants & Commerce; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859