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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05696 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 November 1792 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 30.7 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Expresses his disappointment in Knox's handling of a business transaction with [William Green]. Cautions Knox against taking any measures in the business with Green that will "plunge you beyond your depth." Adds, "I cannot say I altogether like the man, and have had my fears respecting him, from the first interview." Discusses Madame de Leval and Mr. de la Roche's request for land deeds, noting that he has been "much embarrassed" by the situation because Knox has not given him instructions as to how he should proceed. Mentions that he believes that his mother "is very near her end. She may last two or three days, even that is beyond my expectation, she is calm & perfectly resigned - no particular disorder, but a general decay - " Docket notes that enclosed with this letter, Jackson included correspondence and documents related to Madame de Leval and Mr. de la Roche.

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de, fl. 1790-1796
Roche, Jean-Baptiste de la, fl. 1790-1792

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFinanceDebtLand TransactionWaldo PatentWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryContractBoundary or Property DisputeSurveyingImmigration and MigrationRefugeesFranceDeathChildren and FamilyHealth and Medical

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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