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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05704 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 November 1792 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 30.7 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Feels anxious that Knox has not finished up his business with Mr. [William Green], but is happy that he is proceeding with caution. Eagerly awaits Knox's answer to a question about land deed in regards to William Duer and Madame de Leval. Writes that his mother is still alive, but very weak. Informs Knox that Henry (presumably Knox's son Henry Jackson Knox) "wrote me for permission to come to Boston in the vacation ..."

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Duer, William, 1747-1799
Leval, Rosalie Josephe Bacler de, fl. 1790-1796

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFinanceDebtLand TransactionWaldo PatentSurveyingContractWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryImmigration and MigrationRefugeesFranceChildren and FamilyBoundary or Property DisputeEducationEntertaining and Hospitality

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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