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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05813 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 February 1793 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 30.5 x 18.9 cm.

Will find enclosed an account of the spending of Lucy Knox's visit last summer (not included). Mentions a balance of £213.3.10. Also reports that he has drawn $450 from Joseph Anthony & Son at ten days sight, presumably to pay Lucy's balance. Docket mentions "Mrs Knoxs extra expenses at Boston in the year 1792." "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

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