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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04227 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 May 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 31.8 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Received his last letter. Is sorry to hear that Knox injured himself at the game of fives. Hopes his recovery will not be long, but advises him to take care of himself: "it will be a good lesson to you, when you exercise, to do it with less violence." Discusses a visit by Captain [Thomas] Vose, in which he helped Vose to prepare to depart for the Waldo patent lands, so that Vose could work as an agent for Knox. Delivered a letter to Vose from Knox, and watched Vose and his family pack their belongings and depart on a ship. Vose seemed to feel happy about the arrangements they made. Mentions that Mr. [Theodore] Sedgwick has been elected to Congress, which pleases the Federalists, and adds that General [David] Cobb, also a Federalist, is Speaker of the House in Massachusetts. Has enclosed a letter from Constant Freeman in which he asks for help finding a job in the new government (see GLC02437.04223).

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Vose, Thomas, 1753-1810
Sedgwick, Theodore, 1746-1813
Cobb, David, 1748-1830
Freeman, Constant, 1757-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Waldo PatentLand TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralSports and GamesHealth and MedicalInjury or WoundLandlord and TenantTravelElectionFederalistsPoliticsCongressOffice SeekerGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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