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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04305 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 July 1789 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 31.6 x 19.9 cm.

Is disappointed not to have received a letter from Knox recently, and hopes that Knox's son isn't ill again, which would prevent him from writing. Writes, "By the last New York paper I observe that the Revenue System is nearly compleated [sic] and ready for the Nominations & Appointments - I am really extremely anxious in this head, and if I am disappointed it will be very severely felt by me, more so than any circumstance of my life." Adds that he is pleased Mr. [Rufus] King has been elected to represent New York in the Senate. Provides an update on Captain [Thomas] Vose and Major [George] Ulmer's experiences in the Waldo patent lands.

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