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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05043
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0100] May-June 1791 
Title Articles of agreement made and entered into this day of June one thousand seven hundred & ninety one
Date June 1791
Document Type Land transaction document
Content Description This is a copy of the legal agreement negotiated by Henry Jackson and Royal Flint as agents for Henry Knox and William Duer for two million acres of land in the District of Maine, sold by a committee of the Massachusetts General Court. The names of the seller are left blank while the buyers are noted as "Henry Jackson & Royal Flint for themselves and associates." The document is divided into ten articles and proclaims that the buyers are getting a price of ten cents per acre to be payable in nine payments for a total of $243,802. Stipulates that the buyers need to get 2,500 settlers to move to the lands in twelve years and that they will need to pay thirty dollars of the six percent stock of the United States for each person if there is a deficient number of settlers. Date of 1 July added later in pencil, though June is listed in the body of the document. See GLC02437.05049 for Henry Jackson's letter to Henry Knox concerning this agreement.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Contract  Land Transaction  Waldo Patent  Finance  Immigration and Migration  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Flint, Royal (1754-1797)  
Theme Law; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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