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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04040 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 November 1788 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 30.2 x 18.7 cm.

Encloses a paper informing Knox of the nominations for Federal Representatives for [Suffolk] County: Lowell will go if chosen, Brooks has given up the idea, and [David] Cobb "will be the man without doubt." Delivered a letter to their friend "Ben," who was mortified at the return of his [monetary] note. Sends his regards to the Knox family. "Public service" written on address leaf with no signature.

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