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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04790 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 December 1790 Pagination: 3 p. ; 22.5 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Notes he received Knox's letter of 21 November. Says he feels bad that Knox is not that happy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but reminds him that he "must not expect all that elegance and convenience that you left in New York." Notes he is sending Knox's [wall]paper to him including a bill that will sail out on a ship the following day. Comments that the weather continues to be severely cold and a man was found frozen to death. Looks to Knox to give one of his friends a government appointment. Says the friends and family of "Lt. Foule" are looking to pick up his effects and his pay.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralHome FurnishingsFinanceDeathGovernment and CivicsOffice SeekerSoldier's PayMilitary HistoryExtreme Weather

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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