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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.06061
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0121] January-March 1794 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox asking for a recommendation with a French minister, banks, Knox's son, clothes, brandy and possible war with Britain
Date 13 March 1794
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Requests Knox to deliver the enclosed (a letter?) to the French Minister, Mr. Fauchet. Asks Knox to speak highly of him when he speaks with Mr. Fauchet or Mr. [LaForet], believes it will give him additional strength to his situation. Reports he and Knox received a discount from the bank on some notes for 60 days. Comments on the high praise the Preceptor gave Henry (most likely Knox's son, Henry Jackson Knox) and of Henry's part in the next exhibition. Describes the new satin and silk clothes he sent Henry as extravagant, but says Henry is a good boy and deserves happiness. Writes that everyone there supports the federal government and most men believe that war with the British is inevitable. Discusses the making of brandy and its potential value.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Diplomacy  France  Global History and Civics  Banking  Finance  Land Transaction  Waldo Patent  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Education  Children and Family  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Clothing and Accessories  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Alcohol  Textile  Government and Civics  Military History  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Knox, Henry Jackson (1780-1832)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Foreign Affairs; Banking & Economics; Children & Family; Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce; Arts & Literature; Education
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859