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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03865 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 May 1788 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 32 x 19.9 cm.

Forwards a subscription to Knox from Reverend Freeman (not included). Reports that General Benjamin Lincoln has the majority of votes (for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts). Comments on a recent visit he paid to James and Mercy Otis Warren in Milton, Massachusetts, noting that Mrs. Warren "was made very happy when I inform'd her you proposed paying us a visit this month." Notes that unless Knox attends, Massachusetts will not be represented in the upcoming Philadelphia meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati. Relates that Mrs. Hepzibah Swan, wife of James Swan, sends her love. Marked "private" on the address leaf.

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