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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03224 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 December 1785 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23 x 18.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03224 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 December 1785 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23 x 18.5 cm.

Writes on a variety of subjects. Reports that Governor [John] and Mrs. Hancock will set out in a week for New York, and that he dined with them last week at their mutual friend Ben Hichborn's. Showed Hichborn the letter he received from Knox detailing Hichborn's appointment, and "his heart was filld with gratitude for your particular attention to him he said many things of my friend that was very pleasing to me." Reports that [Samuel] Shaw will leave tomorrow and that he will write a letter for Knox to be carried by Shaw. Sends his love to Mrs. Lucy Knox, their children, and Knox's brother William.

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