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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04796 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 December 1790 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 22.6 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Notes this letter will be delivered by Major Samuel Gatchell. Tells Knox that Gatchell is interested in an appointment to one of the cutters ordered by Congress. Attests to Gatchell's "reputation and honor."

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLetter of Introduction or RecommendationOffice SeekerGovernment and CivicsMaritimeTaxes or TaxationCommerce

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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