Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04581 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 April 1790 Pagination: 6 p. : docket ; 24.5 x 19.6 cm.
Writes that his father passed away the day before, stating that "he was calm & resigned, and died in full faith of perfect happiness in the world of spirits - this was a great consolation to my honored mother & to his Children & friends around him - my aged mother is very much afflicted, and cannot reconcile the separation they having live'd together fifty eight years last month, and but very little apart during that period - " Goes on to discuss matters regarding the raising of troops and a possible appointment in the military, though he states "but why do I mention QMG [Quarter Master General] - I am not anxious to be a soldier at my time of life... " Also discusses the will of his late father and how the estate is to be divided.
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