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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04350 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 September 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 32 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Mentions the illness of Lucy Knox, related to the recent passing of one of the Knox children. Discusses the recent bill describing the salaries of the various executive departments. Mentions General [Benjamin] Lincoln's recent appointment and his leading troops to negotiate with the Creek Indians in Georgia. Comments on his own prospects for receiving an appointment in the Revenue office or as Marshall. Also mentions the arrival of a French ship in the Boston area, as well as a bill from Captain [Thomas] Vose, Knox's agent in the Waldo patent.

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Vose, Thomas, 1753-1810

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMuscogee (Creek) IndianWaldo PatentRevolutionary War GeneralWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyMental HealthHealth and MedicalDeathCongressLawOffice SeekerTaxes or TaxationDiplomacyTreatyMilitary HistoryFinanceGovernment and CivicsWestward ExpansionFrontiers and ExplorationLandlord and TenantLand Transaction

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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