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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04044 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 December 1788 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 24.2 x 19.1 cm.

Comments on politics, including the nominations for Federal Representatives. Writes, "Cobb will be the man for the District" (David Cobb). Predicts that [Samuel Allyne] Otis and Mr. Varnum (Joseph Bradley Varnum?) will be selected for Middlesex County.

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