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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.09125
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0075] May-August 1785 
Title Waldoborough petition
Date 16 May 1785
Author Thomas, Waterman (fl. 1785-1801)  
Additional authors Ludwig, Jacob (fl. 1785-1789); Shaffer, John Martin (fl. 1785); Crammer, Peter (fl. 1785); Farmer, Cornelius (fl. 1785)
Document Type Legal document; Government document
Content Description Petition to the Senate and House of Representatives of Massachusetts regarding settlement of the Waldo patent by German immigrants, who were promised territory by Brigadier General Samuel Waldo. Mentions how the French & Indian War disrupted settlement. Request that their promised lands be given to them. GLC02437.09126 is a copy of this with additional content.
Subjects Petition  Government and Civics  Immigration and Migration  Waldo Patent  Land Transaction  Boundary or Property Dispute  French and Indian War  Military History  
People Thomas, Waterman (fl. 1785-1801)  Ludwig, Jacob (fl. 1785-1789)  Shaffer, John Martin (fl. 1785)  Crammer, Peter (fl. 1785)  Turner, Cornelius (fl. 1785)  Waldo, Samuel (1695-1759)  
Theme Foreign Affairs; Law; Government & Politics; French & Indian Wars
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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