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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.06078
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0122] April-June 1794 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about workmen on his house, the cost and Knox's son's progress
Date 13 April 1794
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports Mr. Robinson, Mr. [Ebenezer] Dunton, Mr. [Henry] Simpson, and several laborers have set sail for St. George's [House]. Informs Knox he sent Mr. [Thomas] Vose a new ox cart and Mr. Vose expects the workmen to keep two teams in constant employ. Provides information on salaries paid for the construction of Knox's house. Also, mentions invoices totaling $400 for materials. Warns Knox his house will cost twice the amount of what he expects. Relays a story about the construction of a theater costing twice the estimated amount. Discusses the performance of Henry Jackson Knox, the son of Henry Knox. Notes they should purchase Henry Jackson Knox a flute.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  American Statesmen  Waldo Patent  Building Construction  Transportation  Artisans  Finance  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Children and Family  Architecture  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Knox, Henry Jackson (1780-1832)  Vose, Thomas (1753-1810)  Simpson, Henry (fl. 1794-1796)  Dunton, Ebenezer (fl. 1794-1796)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Children & Family; Education; Arts & Literature
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859