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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03263 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 April 1786 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 22.7 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports that Captain Hall is not back in town yet so he cannot do anything further about the lime business. Writes that Isaac Winslow has gone to Halifax, but they spoke about it and it is Winslow's opinion that it would take a large farm and many laborers to make the lime business profitable, but it might not be in the Winslow family's power to accomplish that. Further, the "government would not allow monopoly of this article to any one family." Lime is not selling well and the Winslows have a great store of it. Discusses other business, including sale of Knox's hardware, which is in Jackson's possession; John Brooks's receipt of permission to leave confinement to settle his debts; New York's daring new financial policy; and the start of new representation in the coming weeks, which may cause difficulty to their friend [Benjamin] Hichborn, among others. Sends love to Lucy Knox along with the rest of their Boston friends.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Winslow, Isaac, 1743-1793
Brooks, John, 1752-1825
Hichborn, Benjamin, 1746-1817
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralIndustryCanadaGovernment and CivicsCommerceMerchants and TradeHome FurnishingsDebtFinancePrisonerLawEconomics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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