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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06070 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 March 1794 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 32.1 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses attending a public exhibition at the Highland Academy where Knox's son, Henry Jackson Knox, will be performing. Also mentions he will be taking Henry Jackson Knox to dance lessons like Knox requested. Believes the cost of Knox's house will be between $8000 and $10,000 and Knox's family will never reside there for more than one season. "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Henry Jackson, 1780-1832

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Children and FamilyEducationArt, Music, Theater, and FilmFinanceWaldo PatentBuilding ConstructionRevolutionary War General

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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