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Retirement from Commericial Enterprises to Pursue the Study of Law

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CollectionSouth Caroliniana Collection: Robert Goodloe Harper view image
MicrofilmMassachusetts Historical Society: Benjamin Lincoln Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date August 30, 1785
Author Name William Jackson (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Benjamin Lincoln (primary)
Summary William Jackson writes to Benjamin Lincoln to solicit his opinions regarding his intention to retire from commercial enterprises and pursue the study of law. Discussed "general embarrassment of commerce" and that he was unwilling to sustain a loss of reputation due to current economy. Listed several men who influenced Jackson's choice to study law.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Benjamin Lincoln; William Jackson; Major Dunn; President Dickinson; Doctor Rush; General St. Clair; Mr. Wilson; cousellor; lawyers; counselor; president; instructor; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Providence; Boston; ;
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Key Phrases embarrassment of commerce; loss of reputation; retirement from business; study law; superior station in the community;
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