Land Purchase

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Date April 27, 1791
Author Name John Wendell (primary) Location: Albany
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wendell has no idea on quality of his land in the Muscongus Tract. Writes to Knox, who also has land there, to tender the first offer and suggest a price.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Wendell, 05/18/1791. Document partially illegible.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; John Wendell; brother; ;
Related Places Albany; land; Muscongus; Boston; ;
Keywords sale of our lands; price; proprietor; inclined to purchase; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
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fromJohn W WendellAlbany 27 April1792
[undecipherable] [undecipherable] 34 [above] P [below] XXVIII-4
Sir
My Brother is here from Boston to consider with me respecting the sale of our Lands at Muscongus as I have been a resident of this place for a Number of Years I am Tottaly unacquainted with the Quality of the Lands and the price they will sell for.-- I have therefor taken the Liberty to write you on the Subject, as you are a Proprietor in the same Tract of Land and as we are disposed to sell our Interest in said Lands-- I would wish to tender you the first offer and would esteem it as a particular favour you will be please to inform me if you are Inclined to purchase and what is the most you will give per acre for 2,500 acres--as my Brother will wait your Answer to this letter must beg you will be so condescending as to write me the result of your determination as soon as Possible
I have the Honour to be withEsteem & RespectYour Obedt hum ServtJohn W. Wendell