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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05935 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 September 1793 Pagination: 1 p. ; 33 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Tells Knox not to come within 15-20 miles of Boston without informing him. Does not want Knox to "fall into the hands of the Police of this Town, [if so] you will be conducted in a small boat by two Black men to Rainsford Island, figure to yourself the Secretary of War in the situation with everybody running from him for fear of the Plague." Reports the legislature adjourned yesterday. Obtained a resolve for the suspension on Knox's taxes until the legislature meets in January 1794. Will be absent from Boston for five days as he reviews his division of the militia.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: African American HistoryRevolutionary War GeneralYellow FeverDiseaseHealth and MedicalMilitary HistoryTravelGovernment and CivicsTaxes or TaxationFinanceMilitiaDebtLand Grant

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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