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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.06666
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0129] January-March 1796 
Title George Ulmer to Henry Knox about Ducktrap inhabitants' feelings about Knox as an absentee landlord and Samuel Ely
Date 18 March 1796
Author Ulmer, George (1756-1825)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Land transaction document
Content Description Discusses his recent arrival in Ducktrap, and the lack of difficulty he had during his arrival. Reports on how several local townspeople feel about Knox as an absentee landowner, and relates that some are suspicious of him and do not think he will ever come to Ducktrap again. Mentions how several individuals are reacting to Samuel Ely's insurgency, and also considers how the General Court is responding to the threat against Knox's property.
Subjects Law  Government and Civics  Mobs and Riots  Rebellion  Boundary or Property Dispute  Waldo Patent  Land Transaction  Landlord and Tenant  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Ulmer, George (1756-1825)  Ely, Samuel (fl. 1796-1797)  
Place written Ducktrap, Maine
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Agriculture; Law
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859