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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04820 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 January 1791 Pagination: 4 p. ; 22.6 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Expresses his joy on finally hearing from Knox: "a Lover never received a Letter from his Mistress with half the pleasure that I received yours of the 28th [of December]." Talks about Knox's wallpaper and the trial of Knox's "Coachman." Jackson's news includes "a confirmation that the dispute between England and Spain is made up.-this comes by a ship which arrived here yesterday from Halifax." Jackson is disappointed that there won't be a war. Jackson did not accept an appointment to the militia because he is waiting for the one that Governor Bowdoin granted him before he died. Jackson is awaiting "Rank of Major General."

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFriendshipDebtLawJudiciaryFriendshipHome FurnishingsMaritimeMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyDeathGovernment and CivicsOffice SeekerMilitiaCanadaFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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