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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05929 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 September 1793 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.9 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Gives notice that there is a military guard at all the entrances into Boston stopping all persons coming from Philadelphia. All those people are being forced to stay on an island in the harbor 12-15 days to make sure they are not sick. Tells Knox not to attempt to enter Boston, but to send word once he is close.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralHealth and MedicalYellow FeverDiseaseTravelMilitary HistoryGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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