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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04504 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 February 1790 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 31.1 x 18.7 cm.

Informs Knox that he, along with Mr. Whitmore and "cousin Isaac," presumably Winslow, appeared before a committee chaired by John Gardner to discusses a report described in his last letter (dealing with a petition of Knox's in relation to the Waldo patent lands, see GLC02437.04500). The issue involved a resolve in 1785 where the years 1775 and 1785 were confused. Mentions the presence of Nathan Dane, Nathaniel Gorham, Knox's "friend" Ulmer from Duck Trap, among others. Jackson concludes the issue by stating that chairman Gardner told him that he was deceived by the men on the other side of the argument, Thomas and Brown, and "he is now well informed - and you may rest assured they have damned themselves, and everything will be concluded to our wishes." Comments that tomorrow is the celebration of President George Washington's birthday. States that Mr. Hoffmann could not be persuaded to stay any longer and that if he (Jackson) was newly married, he would do the same.

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