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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Henry Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10283 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 September 1793 Pagination: 1 p. ; 37.9 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to General Jackson about the goings on of the family. States that "I depnd on you about the taxes" and that the "yellow fever still conitues to rage." Mentions that his son is still studying. Watermarked "Watt & C Patent Copying/Sold by J Woodmason/London." Letterpress copy.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Medical HistoryChildren and FamilyEducationYellow FeverEpidemicHealth and MedicalTaxes or TaxationGovernment and CivicsLand Transaction

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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