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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Jackson Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08054 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 January 1807 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 25.1 x 19.8 cm.

Provides advice to Henry Jackson Knox as to how best to arrange financial matters, such as the family business, to provide for the Knox family after the death of Henry Knox. Mentions the possible effects of the European war on pursuing mercantile interests.

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