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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00636 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter Date: 13 August 1777 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 22.7 x 18.4 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00636 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter Date: 13 August 1777 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 22.7 x 18.4 cm.

Predicts that British General William Howe intends to sail for the North River (the Hudson) to connect with [General John Burgoyne's] army: "The North River is, & must be their object- I think the whole of Genl Howe's conduct, must show his weakness- therefore a Junction of the two Armies, is what he will try for & all he can expect this campaine [sic]..." Reports that a ship, the Hero, arrived in Boston to acquire crew, and will sail 14 or 15 August. Notes that the brevity of this letter results from an extremely painful headache.

[draft]
Boston Augt 13 1777
my dear Harry
yours of the 30th July came to hand last Even:g by post for which I thank you [toyo] Enemys come'g to N:England I dont think they [havey.e] least intention The North River is & must be their object - I think the whole of Genl How's conduct, must show his weakness - therefore a junction of the two Armies, is what he will try for & all he can expect this campaine I pray God he may not be able to Effect it - but be confuse'd in all his undertakings - We have no new's - Yesterday the Ship Hero from Newbury Post arriv'd here to [take] [2] in some of her hands - tomorrow or next day - she will sail on her Cruise - which hope will be successfull - I am very unwell with a [constant] pain in my head thefore hope you'll excuse my being so short - may health & happyness ever attend you & yours - your
Friend

[address leaf]
To
Brig: General Knox
At
Gen:l Washington's
Head Quart'ers

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