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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05673
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0114] October 1792 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about the Maine land deal and John Hills's canal survey
Date 28 October 1792
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Jackson, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document; Government document
Content Description Expresses his approval that Knox has finally bought out William Duer's portion of the Maine land and asks for a copy of the agreement. Encloses a copy of a letter he received from Duer, stating that he will wait for further instructions from Knox before he does anything about Duer's letter. Says that Captain [John] Hills, a surveyor working for Knox, will travel to Philadelphia the following day. Discusses Knox's canal project, noting that Hills could not finish his survey due to the bad weather. Adds that the survey will soon be finished, and some final calculations need to be made.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Contract  Finance  Debt  Land Transaction  Canals  Infrastructure  Surveying  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Duer, William (1747-1799)  Hills, John (fl. 1771-1796)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; Science, Technology, Invention; Industry
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859