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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06459 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 July 1795 Pagination: 2 p. ; 30.8 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Knox that he is talking with a surveyor about getting a survey for land. Writes about a six year old mare he sent to a friend and mentions a treaty, most likely the Jay Treaty (signed in Nov. 1794). Also mentions British and Bermudian privateers who have been attacking American ships.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: TreatyDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsAgriculture and Animal HusbandrySurveyingLand TransactionWaldo PatentMaritimePrivateeringForeign AffairsGlobal History and CivicsJay's Treaty

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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