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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Henry Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10300 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 May 1794 Pagination: 4 p. ; 40.1 x 27.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10300 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 May 1794 Pagination: 4 p. ; 40.1 x 27.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses payment for services rendered. Wants Jackson to keep men "supplied so that no unnessary expence [is made] for idle workmen [due to] want of materials ... " Mentions installing lightning rods and "keeping an attentive eye upon the house and keeping up the number of the workmen. Continues with plans for the house and grounds. One of the pages is a note glued to the rest. Watermarked "J Watt & C Patent Copying/Sold by J Woodmason/London." Letterpress copy.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: LaborBuilding ConstructionExtreme WeatherScience and TechnologyAgriculture and Animal Husbandry

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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