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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05286 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 January 1792 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 30.8 x 18.8 cm.

Received his recent letter. Discusses a potential financial arrangement Knox proposed regarding a Mr. B., as well as a Mr. Morris and Colonel [Jeremiah] Wadsworth. Also discusses a sum of money loaned to Madame Leval (he spells it "Laval") by Colonel [Benjamin] Walker, and mentions the involvement of Colonel [William] Duer. Comments on the purchase of townships in Maine, in and around the Waldo patent lands.

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