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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.07664
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0148] November-December 1801 
Title John Lee to Henry Knox about road building
Date 11 November 1801
Author Lee, John (fl. 1801-1802)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Discusses the idea of building a road. Says he would like to see a turnpike road built from [Harriman's] Ferry to Augusta bridge in Maine. States he is not sure how to begin the business but believes subscriptions in the amount of $5000 may be found east of the Penobscot River. Discusses further aspects of the plan including how and what land to obtain, where to build the road, and the long term value of the project.
Subjects Road Construction  Infrastructure  Transportation  Finance  Waldo Patent  Land Transaction  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Lee, John (fl. 1801-1802)  
Place written Castine, Maine
Theme Science, Technology, Invention; Merchants & Commerce; Industry
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859