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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04650 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 July 1790 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 24.4 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses a meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati where they elected officials, most of whom were the same as the ones they had the year before. Lists the delegates, including Knox, who were chosen to attend the general meeting the following May. Notes that Governor John Hancock has been ill. Writes on behalf of a Captain Phelon and asks Knox if he would be able to employ him.

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Hancock, John, 1737-1793

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Society of the CincinnatiRevolutionary War GeneralFraternal OrganizationGovernment and CivicsHealth and MedicalElectionLetter of Introduction or RecommendationOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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