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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05479 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 May 1792 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 24.6 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he is sorry to hear Knox was ill again. Discusses his dealings with Madame de Leval, mentioning that she was supposed to have left but has not yet, and that he "wish[es] her gone." Comments on the townships she is going to settle on their lands in Maine. Is happy to hear that Knox will be going to New York. Reports that Knox's family is doing well and have settled in. Encourages Knox to tell Mrs. Knox to send their son, Henry, to school. Provides some information on several of their friends, asking him to forward an enclosed letter to General [Rufus] Putnam, and mentioning that General [William] Hull "will not accept" (referring to a military appointment).

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de, fl. 1790-1796
Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824
Hull, William, 1753-1825
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Knox, Henry Jackson, 1780-1832

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryFranceImmigration and MigrationRefugeesLand TransactionWaldo PatentChildren and FamilyEducationMilitary HistoryGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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