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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06100 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 May 1794 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 34 x 21 cm.

Mentions he has been dining, drinking freely, and enjoying the evening. Informs Knox he enclosed a letter from Captain Thomas Vose and Captain Gamaliel Bradford Jr. Describes Bradford's character and his past military experience. Recommends Bradford for an appointment and pledges himself on Bradford's behalf. "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

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