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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04818 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 January 1791 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 30.2 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: General Jackson is happy to have received Secretary of War Knox's letter of 28 December 1790. Mentions a card party he is attending "with a small circle of female friends." "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralEntertaining and HospitalityWomen's HistoryWomen of the Founding EraSports and Games

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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