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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04333 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 August 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : address: docket ; 32.4 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Has received the news that Knox's son has died. Sends his condolences to Knox and his wife and discusses the difficulty of losing a child. Has enclosed a letter for the President from Mr. Thomas Edwards, the former Judge Advocate, who is very poor at present and would like an appointment in the judicial branch as a clerk. Would like to pursue for himself the office of Marshal, and explains why he is well-suited for its duties. Also discusses his suitability for several other positions, but leaves it to Knox, who is in the seat of government, to represent his interests there.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Edwards, Thomas, 1753-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralChildren and FamilyHealth and MedicalDiseaseDeathWomen's HistoryPresidentOffice SeekerJudiciaryPovertyFinanceGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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