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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04633 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 June 1790 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 24.3 x 19.5 cm.

Informs Knox that Mr. Constant Freeman will be a good worker in Knox's department and discusses the election for senator. States that "Mr. George Cabot obtaind the vote by a majority of one, and was chosen - "

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