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Napoleon's Authorization for the Sale of the Louisiana Territory
April 24, 1803
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Henry Benson (1741-1823) was the son of Robert Benson and Catharine (Van Borsum) Benson, and the brother of Robert and Egbert Benson (qq.v.). He was one of the earliest (1770) members of the Masonic Society of the City of New York.
Bequest of Robert Benson, Jr.
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