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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.07863
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0153] January-June 1804 
Title Amelia Whitcomb to Henry Knox begging that her family be allowed to stay on their farm in the Waldo patent
Date 20 June 1804
Author Whitcomb, Amelia (fl. 1804)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that she and her family live on a farm in the Waldo patent, and may have to move. Pleads that they be allowed to stay, and hopes Knox will "shew lenity to my unfortunate Husband whose natural diffidence will prevent his pleading his own Case." Adds that the only thing she can do is plead for the welfare of her family, and hopes that Knox, as well as his wife, will take mercy on them.
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  Waldo Patent  Land Transaction  Boundary or Property Dispute  Marriage  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Whitcomb, Amelia (fl. 1804)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  
Place written Jackson, Maine
Theme Women in American History; Agriculture; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859