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Letter, 1805 August 20, Wadesboro, North Carolina to Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia].

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Author: Prout, Joshua
Abstract: Price of lands should be lowered so a larger group of citizens could purchase them; would also induce industrious foreigners to come; suggests purchase of East and West Florida; perhaps Messrs [James] Monroe and [Charles] Pinckney are already so instructed; at close of War a Land Office was opened in this state for exchange of officers' and soldiers' certificates for land in Tennessee; his father-in-law, Col. Wade, took 3,000 acres on north side of Tennessee river; it proved to be in Indian territory; hopes Congress will take some action; refers him to Archibald Henderson and W.B. Gro[ves] for references; can say nothing in favor of their member [of Congress: Duncan McFarlane]; not elected by majority of votes, but by an error in the conduct of electors.
Issued Date: 1805-08-20
Subjects: Monroe, James, 1758-1831
Pinckney, Charles, 1757-1824
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15381
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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