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Gray, Lewis (fl. 1789) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04271 Author/Creator: Gray, Lewis (fl. 1789) Place Written: Hull, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 July 1789 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Gray writes from the Custom House in Hull, England. Asks Knox to forward on an enclosed letter (not present) to Henry Jackson who he believes is still in Boston. In a postscripts, states that he has also forwarded some local newspapers to Knox.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Gray, Lewis, fl. 1789.
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War General, Journalism, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The Early Republic