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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03226 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 December 1785 Pagination: 3 p. ; 25.5 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes on several topics. Mentions that [Samuel] Shaw will leave soon for New York and that Jackson has delivered to Shaw all of Henry Knox's brother William's luggage. Mentions that Governor [John] Hancock, his wife and family, and several others will depart the next day for New York, and that while most of them will take other methods of transportation, he intends to "proceed all the way by Land, the season of the year & the roads must be much against him." Discusses financial matters, particularly bank notes of his and Knox's which he has not yet disposed of because of their current low price. Explains how he handled the problem. Says that there is no other new business, and sends his love to Mrs. Lucy Knox, the Knox children, and Henry's brother William Knox.

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Knox, William, 1756-1795
Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralChildren and FamilyGovernment and CivicsTravelTransportationInfrastructureFinanceCoins and CurrencyBankingEconomics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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