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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03300 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document Date: 14 September 1786 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.1 x 19.8 cm.

Secretarially written and signed by Robert Pemberton, Knox's post-war aide. Document includes two parts. Jackson attests that he received seven certificates (listed) worth a total of $13,752 from Henry Knox for safekeeping. On verso is a note from Henry Knox to Jackson asking Jackson to forward the certificates to his brother, William Knox.

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