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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05728 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 December 1792 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 24.8 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Introduces a Colonel [John] Tyler to Knox as Tyler has been "appointed by the Electors of the State to carry on their votes of President and Vice President to Philadelphia, and by what I can learn they are unanimous for the present old servants," referring to the re-election of President George Washington and Vice President John Adams. Also recommends him for a post in the infantry or cavalry, as Tyler had served under him previously and he knows Tyler's abilities.

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralPresidentVice PresidentGovernment and CivicsElectionLetter of Introduction or RecommendationMilitary HistoryCavalryInfantry

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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