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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03128 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 April 1785 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 30.7 x 18.6 cm.

Discusses the proper time to sell goods recently arrived from London that were consigned to Henry Knox. Relates that Granville Sharp sent a box of books intended for Knox, Harvard College, Rhode Island College, and George Washington. The books were damaged in transit, and are presently with Lucy, Knox's wife. Reports that in a recent meeting (held at Faneuil Hall in Boston) merchants resolved "to have no dealings whatever with any British mercht. agents... that we will not receive them to Board-Speak or have any connections with them, [that] we will not Let them a House shop-store, or Wharfe..." In consequence, the British merchants are leaving Boston. Reports that Lucy's sister Hannah recently informed Lucy of the death of their brother.

Sharp was a British abolitionist and a patriot sympathizer during the American Revolution.

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