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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03339 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 November 1786 Pagination: 4 p. ; 32 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that Colonel [possibly William] Hull accepted an appointment in the Massachusetts line, but wants to rank next to Jackson, with the title of Major. Major [William] North believes he will outrank Hull, but Jackson emphasizes that Hull should outrank North, with Major [likely Elnathan] Haskell third. As Major North is traveling to New York, Jackson expects he will try to talk to Knox about it, and wishes Knox to be prepared. Lists the men he nominated to be Captains, but mentions that the Governor and Council changed some of the names without telling him. Discusses some problems recruiting artillery men. Writes, "I have no money as yet to commence Recruiting & I know not when I shall." Hopes that the artillery officers he recruits can recruit for their own companies. Both Haskell and North want to be appointed to Jackson's company. This needs to be worked out immediately as he has business for them to attend to. Has enclosed a letter for a Mr. C. Seldon, whom he describes as a "charming fellow." Sends his love to Lucy Knox and the children.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Hull, William, 1753-1825
Haskell, Elnathan, 1755-1825
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryRecruitmentMobs and RiotsRebellionShays' RebellionArtilleryFinanceLetter of Introduction or Recommendation

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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