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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03894 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 June 1788 Pagination: 1 p. ; 30.4 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Promises to comply with Knox's wishes, likely referring to a recent matter in which Jackson invested 10,000 of Knox's dollars in notes without first consulting Knox. Plans to spend this day with General [William] Hull.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Hull, William, 1753-1825

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralFriendshipFinance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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