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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Henry Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02667 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 May 1792 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 32 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Informs that he has advanced upwards of $1100 on Madame de la Val's account, which is in addition to the $1000 Jackson already advanced on the account of Mr. Hinks in Boston. States that General Rufus Putnam gave him $1200 on Jackson's account. Remarks that he will do whatever possible to protect Jackson, "You may rely my dear sir that I shall exert my upmost not only to prevent you being injured, but great to benefit you." Addressed to General Henry Jackson in Massachusetts. Possible free frank indicated by Knox's signature on the address leaf.

Background Information: Knox was Secretary of War at the time. He and William Duer were involved in extensive land speculation in Maine, which led them to borrow heavily and resulted in many ...lawsuits. Henry Jackson was Major General of the Massachusetts militia 1772-1796.See More

Full Transcript: …I received your letter from New York…I should instantly have replied thereto but the…fever attached me on Monday last again, and I have scarcely been able to hold ...up my head until yesterday…
…I have advanced upwards of 1100 Dollars on Madame de la Vals account…[2]…
…Yesterday General Putnam gave the 1200 [inserted: one thousand two hundred] Dollars on your account which is subject to your draft. I enclose you the bundle of patents he gave me Sealed.
You may rely my dear Sir that I shall exert my utmost not only to prevent your being injured, but great to benefit you…
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralAmerican StatesmenLand TransactionWaldo PatentFinanceFriendship

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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