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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05128
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0101] July-August 1791 
Title Benjamin Walker to Henry Knox discussing land deals
Date 20 August 1791
Author Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Land transaction document
Content Description Discusses land deals involving Knox, William Duer, and Henry Jackson. States that some days since Royal Flint lodged with him, the terms of agreement for the purchase of Mount Desert were set at 6 pence per acre. 100 dollars is due when executing the agreement along with a quarter of the purchase price when the deeds are executed. The other three quarters will be due 8, 16, and 24 months later. Bonds will be given for the several payments with interest after one year of the execution of the deeds. Notes he will press Duer to send the first payment so the deeds can be executed. Reports that Jackson has acknowledged the $5,760 he sent him for the other purchase. Wants to know if the deeds from that purchase are going to him or Knox. Suggests getting an agent to go to Europe soon as the market will quickly be glutted with land for sale. Docket notes that Knox answered this letter on 2 September.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Land Transaction  Waldo Patent  Finance  Government and Civics  Transportation  Global History and Civics  
People Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Law; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859