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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05862
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0117] January-March 1793 
Title Benjamin Walker to Henry Knox about an agreement between Knox and Madame de la Val
Date March 1793
Author Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Apologizes for not meeting Knox that morning as planned. Says he was up late in an unproductive meeting with William Bingham. Has worked hard for an accommodation between Knox and Madame de la Val, but as it has not been possible he must attend to his own business. Describes why de la Val was so upset about the contracts she entered into with Knox. She wants "an equitable claim for an indemnification for the delays of its [one of the contracts] execution." Gives reasons for Madame de la Val's arguments to get out of paying 56 cents per acre. She claims that the sum of $9,000 was not advanced to her. Says "On asking her this morning to give me definitively what she would relinquish & what she would expect she handed me a paper of which the inclosed is a transaction." Tells Knox he must be the judge if he can accommodate "when you differ so widely." Says he now quits this business.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Land Transaction  Waldo Patent  Finance  Boundary or Property Dispute  Contract  Women of the Founding Era  Women's History  Immigration and Migration  Uncle Tom  France  
People Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Law; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859