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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.07652
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0147] September-October 1801 
Title George Ulmer to Henry Knox about compensation for harrowed surveyors who have been shot at and wounded
Date 31 October 1801
Author Ulmer, George (1756-1825)  
Additional authors Gleason, John (fl. 1796-1811) Houston, Robert (fl. 1801-1806)
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Land transaction document
Content Description Signed by George Ulmer, Robert Houston, and John Gleason. Josiah Reed, who is the Justice of the Peace, signed the letter stating the three gentlemen took an oath to the written report. Document is possibly a copy. Writes to Knox telling him of their harrowing experience surveying and why they should be better compensated. Describes the steps they took informing the settlers of the survey work. Mentions several incidences where they were fired upon and several of their men were wounded. Notes the culprits were never caught and the difficulties they have had trying to apprehend the individuals responsible for the acts. Also speaks of the burning of Joseph Jones and Benjamin Bartlett's barns and the defacement of their survey work. Addressee name is not listed but due to the content of the letter it is likely to Henry Knox.
Subjects Waldo Patent  Landlord and Tenant  Boundary or Property Dispute  Mobs and Riots  Rebellion  Surveying  Prisoner  Finance  Petition  
People Ulmer, George (1756-1825)  Gleason, John (fl. 1796-1811)  Houston, Robert (1765-1824)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Reed, Josiah (fl. 1798-1805)  
Place written Lincoln, 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