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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00453 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 September 1776 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 19 x 15.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Notes that some of "our cool W[h]igs" are getting discouraged, in response to activities in New York and the loss at Long Island, and wish an end to hostilities. Jackson, however, only wants the matter settled "upon Independent terms." Reports that General Benjamin Lincoln will be marching to New York with 6,000 reinforcements. Jackson's company was not ordered to join them. Indicates that two prizes have been captured by privateers.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Boston Sept 23 76
Dear Harry
I hope you have Enjoyd you[r] health since I heard from you We had the Acct of you leavg Nyork yesterday. hope it is ...for the best. Some of our Cool Wigs begin to Wish the matter could be made up - for my part I am not discourage'd yet - I hope it may never - only upon Independent terms - our men March tomorrow under one of the Best of men - General Lincoln, there will be about 6,000 go from this Province - which will be a great renforement - I wish our little Company was Order'd [2] to March with the Militia - I think they would go to a Man - We have no news - only, two Prizes have arriv'd since I wrote last - I wish you could find time only to write me you are will it would give me very great pleasure at this particular time -
I am your
friend HJackson
[address leaf]
Collo Hry: Knox
at or near
Kings Bridge
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1776 [text loss]
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People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PrivateeringBattle of Long Island (Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights)Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryLoyalistBattleFreedom and IndependenceContinental ArmyMilitiaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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