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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04795 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 December 1790 Pagination: 4 p. ; 22.5 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Complains about the increased distance between them but says if they "continue to write on Sundays, we shall hear from each other the middle of every week." Worries Knox's new and unfurnished house might cause illnesses in his family during this time of year. Discusses Knox's wallpaper and the severe weather in Boston. Mentions that [Sylvanus] Bourne "is choosen Fed-Rep for the County of Plymouth." Says he has found a relief in his head by "bleeding and regular diet." Also expects that "exercise and temperance" will help him fully recuperate. Writes, "by every Vessell from Europe the appearance of War is more & more favorable - many are of opinion that a War will ruin this Country, but for my part I am for runing the risque of it. I think it will open new objects, and be the source of great wealth to this Country."

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Bourne, Sylvanus, 1761-1817

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFriendshipHealth and MedicalBuilding ConstructionHome FurnishingsExtreme WeatherFederalistsCongressGovernment and CivicsElectionMaritimeMilitary HistoryAlcoholHealth and MedicalDiet and nutritionFinanceEconomicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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