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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04666 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Portland, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 August 1790 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 22.7 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses his arrival in Portland en route to Burnt Coat Island. He is traveling with his "friend Ben" [possibly Benjamin Hichborn], and expects that they will return to Boston in ten to twelve days. Mentions his hope that a General [John] Glover will receive "the appointment of Collector for the port of Marblehead." Also touches on international issues: "I wish from my soul for a Spanish War, I think it would put a new face on the affairs of this Country." Also provides information on Knox's extended family, and reports that Knox's cousin Samuel Winslow wants Knox to inspect parts of the Waldo patent. Also forwards an advertisement of interest to Knox (not present).

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionWaldo PatentRevolutionary War GeneralTravelOffice SeekerCommerceTaxes or TaxationFinanceGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryChildren and Family

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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