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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05752 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 December 1792 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 31.7 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Recommends an acquaintance, Mr. James Henry Laugier de [Tassy?], to fill a position in Knox's department, which requires "a person who understands the different European Languages, a good accountant and well acquainted with mercantile transactions." Reports that Knox may know this man as he married a Miss Minot, who Jackson believes is related to Mrs. Lucy Knox.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralLetter of Introduction or RecommendationOffice SeekerGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLiterature and Language ArtsMerchants and TradeMarriageChildren and FamilyCommerceFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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