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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05673 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 October 1792 Pagination: 4 p. ; 23.3 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Expresses his approval that Knox has finally bought out William Duer's portion of the Maine land and asks for a copy of the agreement. Encloses a copy of a letter he received from Duer, stating that he will wait for further instructions from Knox before he does anything about Duer's letter. Says that Captain [John] Hills, a surveyor working for Knox, will travel to Philadelphia the following day. Discusses Knox's canal project, noting that Hills could not finish his survey due to the bad weather. Adds that the survey will soon be finished, and some final calculations need to be made.

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Duer, William, 1747-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralContractFinanceDebtLand TransactionCanalsInfrastructureSurveying

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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