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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.06841
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0132] October-December 1796 
Title Henry Knox to Henry Jackson on details of shipping goods and a contract with the government on lumber
Date 15 October 1796
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Jackson, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document; Government document
Content Description Written from Montpelier, Knox's home in Thomaston, Maine. Regrets that he has not had time, until now, to respond to Jackson's last letter. Reports that the vessels that usually transport their goods are detained on the river due to tides. Discusses the recent departure of the "Duke" (likely the Duc du Liancourt), and how this affects his ability to continue financial transactions. Mentions making a contract with the government on lumber. Discusses a plan to build a brig of certain dimensions, to ship a variety of goods, and asks Jackson to acquire supplies for it, which he lists.
Subjects Contract  Industry  Government and Civics  Finance  Transportation  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Maritime  Building Construction  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Liancourt, François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld (1747-1827)  
Place written Thomaston, Maine
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Naval & Maritime; Industry; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859