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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Henry Jackson

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04609 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 16 May 1790 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Confirms that he was out of town the previous week and that this is why he was unable to respond to a previous letter. Reports that he will forward Jackson's circular letter during the coming week. Declares that Jackson has "involved me in an embarrasing [sic] predicament by asking my opinion of the intended memorial of the Massachusetts Line." Discusses his beliefs on the memorial, which pertains to solider pay.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War General, Fraternal Organization, Socialism, Congress, Petition, Soldier's Pay, Pension Finance, Military History

Sub Era: The Early Republic