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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07475 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 October 1800 Pagination: 2 p. ; 30.4 x 19.3 cm.

Jackson discusses land business with Knox. He also informs Knox that Knox's nephew Francis Flucker "is again in Goal where he has been for several days on two writs for debt." Jackson admonishes Knox for his handling of his nephews: "You cannot be ignorant of the reflections that are made in consequence of those boys being so much at loose in society."

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