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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05959 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 November 1793 Pagination: 2 p. ; 30.5 x 19.3 cm.

Summary of Content: References Knox's letter of 29 October. Is pleased with accounts of the yellow fever abating in Philadelphia. Hears "the inhabitants are returning with great confidence that all danger of taking it, is at an end." Makes reference to the logistics of Knox's house (Montpelier) being built in Maine. Mentions Madame de Leval is in Boston to see William Bingham about "some change or an accommodation in her last agreement." Hopes Bingham will make no changes until he has received the report of Mr. Peter's survey. Wants Knox to warn Bingham. Also wants Knox to tell Bingham he has taken every measure in regard to the destruction of the timber.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Yellow FeverDiseaseRevolutionary War GeneralHealth and MedicalWaldo PatentBuilding ConstructionContractLand TransactionImmigration and MigrationRefugeesFranceWomen's HistoryWomen of the Founding EraBoundary or Property DisputeSurveying

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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