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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04357
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0091] September-October 1789 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about their families
Date 13 September 1789
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Thanks him for his recent letter as well as the letters he enclosed. Relates that one of them was from Jackson's sister, and it related news of the death of his 17-year-old niece. Discusses the recent illness of Knox's daughter Julia, but believes she is out of danger. Writes about their friend Mr. [James] Swan, who is in Europe, writing a book. Mentions the lavish welcome the governor gave the French squadron currently at anchor in Boston Harbor. Is concerned that he has bothered Knox too much on the subject of obtaining an appointment, and apologizes if he has. Mentions a letter he wrote on behalf of Mr. [Moses Michael] Hays (see GLC02437.04356), recommending him for a job.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Friendship  Office Seeker  Government and Civics  Children and Family  Women's History  Health and Medical  Death  Global History and Civics  Literature and Language Arts  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Judaism  Holidays and Celebrations  France  Navy  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Swan, James (1754-1831)  Hays, Moses Michael (1739-1805)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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