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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09870 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 October 1804 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23.6 x 18.4 cm.

Discusses his house building business. Notes he is in the process of purchasing materials and engaging his mechanics to work on his buildings. Requests 200,000 to 300,000 bricks of lime from Knox. Describes the type and style of houses he wishes to build and his desire to use the best material.

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