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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05361
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0107] March 1792 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox on a canal, Waldo patent lands and the panic caused by William Duer's finances
Date 18 March 1792
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Discusses possible amendments to the General Court's bill approving their canal project. Mentions his attempts to outbid Mr. [William] Tudor on a million acres of land (in Maine, in or near the Waldo patent lands). Also comments on the financial woes of [William] Duer, and how they are causing panic among the public. Relates that Dr. [William] Eustis has visited him that morning, who should be able to write Knox soon to accept his new appointment.
Subjects Waldo Patent  Land Transaction  Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Canals  Infrastructure  Commerce  Transportation  Finance  Office Seeker  Economics  Debt  Health and Medical  Military History  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Tudor, William (1750-1819)  Duer, William (1747-1799)  Eustis, William (1753-1825)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Industry; Banking & Economics; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859