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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03781
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0083] January-March 1788 
Title Constant Freeman to Henry Knox about business matters and ratification of the constitution in Massachusetts
Date 3 February 1788
Author Freeman, Constant (1757-1824)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Thanks Knox for previous correspondence. Reports that Mary McNeill received Knox's certificate, and has given General Henry Jackson duplicate receipts (Jackson handled some of Knox's business affairs). (See GLC02437.03662, .03670, .03675, .03708, .03772, and .03784.) Of Massachusetts' possible ratification of the Constitution, writes, "The great question on the new proposed Constitution, comes before the Convention the next day after the morrow. I need not tell you how anxious are the friends to good order & government on this occasion. It is believed that it will pass with a small majority." "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.
Subjects US Constitution  Ratification  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Continental Army  Soldier's Pay  Finance  Women's History  Politics  Federalists  Government and Civics  Military History  
People Freeman, Constant (1757-1824)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  McNeill, Mary (fl. 1787-1791)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Creating a New Government; Merchants & Commerce; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Freeman joined the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in 1776, reached rank of colonel, and later served as auditor of the United States Navy Department.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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