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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10217 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 December 1788 Pagination: 2 p. ; 38.6 x 24.5 cm.

Addresses letter to "My dear Harry." Writes about a severe snow storm, "the most of any we have had this winter - for ten days past, we have had the severest cold Season, known for many years." Goes on to discuss the Federal elections. Notes that Mr. Ames will gain a seat by only a small margin, not the large majority that Jackson expected. Says most believe Mr. [Elbridge] Gerry will be chosen by Middlesex. Sends his love to Knox's family. Watermarked "L Paine."

Jackson was the founder of "Jackson’s Additional Continental Regiment" which was officially designated the 16th Massachusetts Regiment. Although this unit was disbanded in 1781, Jackson remained in service until 1784 and commanded the last remaining regiment in the Continental Army. Ames was a Massachusetts Federalist Representative and served from 1789-1796.

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