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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05985 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 December 1793 Pagination: 3 p. ; 23 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: References Knox's letter of 20 November. Hopes his return this early into Philadelphia will be safe. Notes he will ship four loads of potatoes along with beef and butter and that he has arranged to have newspapers forwarded to him. Believes William Knox should be around Henry to "remove the present gloom and distress of his mind, which is too evident in his conduct." Updates Knox on financial arrangements. Also asks questions about financial issues. Wants the latest news on General Anthony Wayne as "we are all anxious."

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralDiet and nutritionJournalismYellow FeverDiseaseHealth and MedicalMental HealthChildren and FamilyAmerican Indian HistoryFrontiers and ExplorationMilitary HistoryAmerican Indian History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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