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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05055 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 July 1791 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 22.7 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Says he wrote to Knox last Sunday and enclosed a copy of the contract. Reports that [Royal] Flint left Boston for New York on 3 July. Will forward Flint the maps tomorrow. Says the maps are accurate and well copied and give a good "insite into the two locations." Tells him to see Flint and look at the maps before he makes a final judgment. Enclosed a book by a "Mr. Sullivan." Mentions that their friend Judge [William] Tudor fell from his horse and his leg is badly broken.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Flint, Royal, 1754-1797
Tudor, William, 1750-1819

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLand TransactionWaldo PatentFinanceGeography and Natural HistoryInjury or WoundHealth and MedicalContract

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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