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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  January-March 1788
|Constant Freeman to Henry Knox about business matters and ratification of the constitution in Massachusetts
|3 February 1788
|Freeman, Constant (1757-1824)
|Correspondence; Government document
|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.
|US Constitution Ratification Revolutionary War Revolutionary War General Continental Army Soldier's Pay Finance Women's History Politics Federalists Government and Civics Military History
|Freeman, Constant (1757-1824) Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) McNeill, Mary (fl. 1787-1791)
|Creating a New Government; Merchants & Commerce; Women in American History
|The Henry Knox Papers
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|Mary McNeill to Henry Knox about her late husband Henry Knox's response to Mary McNeill about her husband Henry Knox to Mary McNeill forwarding a statement from the marine department about her husband's account Mary McNeill to Henry Knox thanking Knox for his help in settling her husband's public accounts Receipt of money paid by Henry Knox Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about ratification of the constitution in Massachusetts