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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05036 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 June 1791 Pagination: 1 p. ; 31 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Wrote Knox last Sunday and enclosed the principles of an agreement which has been "acceeded to by the parties." Says Mr. Phillips came to Boston and has started examining and discussing the business. Nothing of consequence has taken place. Writes, "we proceed very Slow, but with great harmony, and I think tomorrow will close the papers, with but little alteration from the one I sent you." Relates that Mr. & Mrs. Breck arrived last evening.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLand TransactionContractFinanceWaldo Patent

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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