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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04801
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0097] October-December 1790 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about Boston snows, General Harmar's defeat at the hands of the Indians, the canal idea and a possible European war
Date 19 December 1790
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Jackson describe the severe weather and snow that continues to afflict the Boston area. Notes with sadness the news he heard that General Harmar has lost 700 men [fighting Indians] and that "from every quarter an European War appears pretty certain-which I wish might bring out a South American expedition." The canal idea is "much talked of." Jackson advises that Knox write Judge John Lowell on the matter. Jackson is optimistic that enough money can be raised for the project.
Subjects American Indian History  Northwest Indian War  Revolutionary War General  Extreme Weather  Military History  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Death  Battle  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Finance  Transportation  Commerce  Infrastructure  Canals  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Lowell, John (1743-1802)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Native Americans; Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Foreign Affairs; Industry; Science, Technology, Invention; Merchants & Commerce; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859