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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05084
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0101] July-August 1791 
Title Agreement to purchase one million acres of land in Maine
Date 25 July 1791
Author Duer, William (1747-1799)  
Additional authors Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Flint, Royal (1754-1797) Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)
Document Type Land transaction document; Legal document
Content Description Legal document written in William Duer's hand. Signed by Duer, Henry Knox, Royal Flint. Knox also signed for Henry Jackson. The document states the four parties to the agreement "agree with each other upon honor to be equally concerned in the purchase of one million of acres of land in the Province of Maine - no parties to be admitted to this concern without the consent of the subscribers." The location of the land is to be determined by the parties. They also agree to make proposals in joint concern for the land belonging to the Indians on each side of the Penobscot River.
Subjects American Indian History  Revolutionary War General  Law  Contract  Land Transaction  Waldo Patent  Finance  Boundary or Property Dispute  
People Duer, William (1747-1799)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Flint, Royal (1754-1797)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Law
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859