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Jackson, William (1759-1828) to John de Neville re: military uniform; correspondence with Benjamin Franklin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02470.19 Author/Creator: Jackson, William (1759-1828) Place Written: Amsterdam, Netherlands Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1781/05/31 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 22.8 x 18.9 cm

Summary of Content: Requests an order of gold military epaulets and gold sword knots, as he will soon sail. Says he has written to Dr. Franklin (Benjamin Franklin). Jackson had been working with fellow American diplomats in Europe to negotiate contracts for military supplies.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyMilitary HistoryMilitary UniformsMilitary SuppliesTravel

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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