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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00600 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter Date: 22 May 1777 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 22.2 x 18.5 cm.

Colonel Jackson writes to Brigadier General Knox in Morristown, New Jersey. Chides Knox for not writing to him through the last post. Comments that Boston will choose representatives the same day he writes. Expresses relief that Henry's wife, Lucy, and their child recovered from a recent bout of smallpox. In closing, requests Knox to procure an order "for the Cloth & Arms & other necessary's for my Regt- dont forget I shall be ambitious to make as good an appearance in field..." Relates that in future letters, he will sign as "your friend," due to the danger of correspondence falling into enemy hands.

[draft]
Boston May 22d 1777
Dr Harry
One post after another, and not a line from you, have you forgot you once had a firned, or is your time taken up in your department, I would willing'g put this last construction on it - be it as it may - mend - and I will forgive -
I have no new's - To day we Choose Representatives for the Town - & I expect, there will be great opposition as there is two strong party's, some from the north & one from the south - I expect to see a great deal of Fun - I heartly rejoice will you my Friend, that your Lucy and Baby, are perfectly recover'd from the Small Pox - Lucy I asure you never was in better health, nor [2] never look't better, I believe it will be of great service too her - as to her health she is a new person as to Spirits -
I can not close this without remind'g you, to procure an Order for me, for the Clothg: & Arms & other necessary's for my Regt - dont forget I shall be ambitious to make as good an appearance in feild as Mr anybody - as there is danger of Letters falling into the Enemy hand's, I shall for the future sign - your friend
your friend
To Genl: Knox
[address leaf]
Brigadier Genl: Knox
Head Quarters
Morris Town
[docket]
Colo Jackson 22 May
1777

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