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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04357 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 September 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 32.2 x 20.3 cm.

Thanks him for his recent letter as well as the letters he enclosed. Relates that one of them was from Jackson's sister, and it related news of the death of his 17-year-old niece. Discusses the recent illness of Knox's daughter Julia, but believes she is out of danger. Writes about their friend Mr. [James] Swan, who is in Europe, writing a book. Mentions the lavish welcome the governor gave the French squadron currently at anchor in Boston Harbor. Is concerned that he has bothered Knox too much on the subject of obtaining an appointment, and apologizes if he has. Mentions a letter he wrote on behalf of Mr. [Moses Michael] Hays (see GLC02437.04356), recommending him for a job.

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