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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05415 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 April 1792 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he expects a "coach & four" at any moment to take him, Mr. Jarvis and Mr. Read to Andover to sign a contract, as Mr. Phillips is unable to come to where Jackson is. Has received a bill from Mr. [Royal] Flint for $6800, which eases his financial burdens. Writes that he hopes he and Mr. [David] Cobb will leave town soon. Is disappointed Knox has not been more specific as to how many members of his family will be staying with Jackson for the summer. Would like to make the necessary preparations. Encloses a letter from Mr. John Davis, an officer he worked with during the Revolutionary War, who apparently would like to secure an appointment. Also recommends a Mr. Greenleaf. Sends his love to Knox's family.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Cobb, David, 1748-1830
Flint, Royal, 1754-1797

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralContractFinanceDebtEntertaining and HospitalityOffice SeekerRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryLetter of Introduction or Recommendation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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