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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00588 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 May 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Colonel Henry Jackson recommends Captain Mullens, who carries this letter to Knox. Reports that Mullens is "an Irish gentleman & has been in the French Service for 20 years." Notes that Mullens seeks an appointment, and if he does not receive such he will take command of a company of Jackson's regiment. Writes, "he appears to me to be a very fine Officer & much of a Gentleman."

Full Transcript: [draft]
Boston May 7 1777
Dr. Harry
This will be hand'd you by Cap:t Mullens, a Gentleman from France who is well recommend'd here, he is an Irish Gentleman & has been ...in the French Service for 20 years - he is go'g to head quarters to get [inserted: some] appointment, which if he dont get, to his expectation. He has engage'd to take the command of a Company in [inserted: my] Reg:t he appears to me to be a very fine Officer & much of a Gentleman - any notice taken of him will the same as if shown your
H Jackson
To Brigd Genl. Knox

Colo Jackson - Boston
7 May 1777
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Letter of Introduction or RecommendationFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryRevolutionary War GeneralContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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