Order to cease cutting wood

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Date April 17, 1784
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name William Each (primary)
Summary Order to cease cutting wood on land belonging to the public and under rent to an officer.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups William Each; Samuel Hodgdon; Colonel Porter;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords wood; land belonging to the public; rent; account; conduct; authority; tree; express permission; penalty of an immediate prosecution;
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Transcription Philada.. April 17. 1784
Sir
I am informed you are cutting the wood off the land belonging to the public, and now under Rent to Colonel Porter_ I am to inform you that I expect a very particular account of your conduct, and by what or whose authority you presume to fell a Single Tree_ On no condition will you cut a Tree down after you receive this, without my express permission, on penalty of an immediate prosecution_
S. H.
William Each