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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04333
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0090] July-August 1789 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox on the death of Knox's son and government appointments
Date 23 August 1789
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Has received the news that Knox's son has died. Sends his condolences to Knox and his wife and discusses the difficulty of losing a child. Has enclosed a letter for the President from Mr. Thomas Edwards, the former Judge Advocate, who is very poor at present and would like an appointment in the judicial branch as a clerk. Would like to pursue for himself the office of Marshal, and explains why he is well-suited for its duties. Also discusses his suitability for several other positions, but leaves it to Knox, who is in the seat of government, to represent his interests there.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Children and Family  Health and Medical  Disease  Death  Women's History  President  Office Seeker  Judiciary  Poverty  Finance  Government and Civics  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Edwards, Thomas (1753-1806)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; 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