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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.06717
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0130] April-June 1796 
Title Henry Knox to Ebenezer Dunton, Thomas Vose, and James Waller Head, and [Life] Wilson about saw mills, lumber and canal building
Date 22 April 1796
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Head, James Waller  Dunton, Ebenezer  Vose, Thomas  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Marked "copy." Includes several letters. The first, to Mr. [Life] Wilson, provides instructions for him to build a saw mill in the St. Georges region of Maine using lumber from Mr. James Waller Head. The second note, to Mr. Head, asks him to provide lumber to Mr. Wilson. The third, to Mr. Dunton, asks Dunton to provide Wilson with supplies. The last, apparently to Mr. Vose, provides a variety of instructions about a canal-building project.
Subjects Building Construction  Industry  Mill  Waldo Patent  Canals  Transportation  Infrastructure  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Dunton, Ebenezer (fl. 1794-1796)  Vose, Thomas (1753-1810)  Head, James Waller (fl. 1796-1802)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Industry; Merchants & Commerce; Agriculture; 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