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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00564 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 April 1777 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 32.2 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Jackson had said that "Crane could not get his battalion through the court," but says now "he has got every bounty allow'd him" and will soon have a full regiment. Believes that Lee's, Henley's, and his regiment will never be filled by the "Honorble Court." The court says it will only fill their battalion once it has filled fifteen others, and at the current pace this will never happen. Colonel Lee is on the verge of resigning, and the other officers are distraught. Wishes Knox to advise him on how to handle the situation.

Background Information: Henry Jackson was a colonel in a continental regiment who later rose to the rank of brevet Brigadier-General. John Crane was a colonel in the Third Continental Artillery.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Crane, John, 1744-1805

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyRecruitmentSoldier's PayArtillery

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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