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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03303
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0078] September-December 1786 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about Knox's family and politics
Date 28 September 1786
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that it gives everyone pleasure to hear Mrs. Knox is "well a Bed - I please myself the Child will do well altho appearances may at present be against it." Discusses the brief arrival in town of a Major [possibly Richard] Platt and mentions his financial problems. Will visit Isaac Winslow to consult him on the business Knox mentions. Discusses local business and political issues, such as the opening of the General Court and the speech by the Governor to both houses. Heard reports that 7,00 men were armed in Springfield to oppose sitting of the Supreme Court and that even more men are in arms to support the government. (Refers to Shays' Rebellion) Does not know how this will end but hopes something important will come of it. Refers to an upcoming meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati, and a "great honor" earned by General [John] Sullivan. Also refers to meeting the Minister of the Netherlands, who is in town. Sends his love to Lucy Knox and the children.
Subjects Society of the Cincinnati  Revolutionary War General  Women's History  Marriage  Children and Family  Finance  Debt  Politics  Government and Civics  Shays' Rebellion  Mobs and Riots  Rebellion  Judiciary  Fraternal Organization  Diplomacy  Global History and Civics  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Winslow, Isaac (1763-1806)  Sullivan, John (1740-1795)  Platt, Richard (1755-1830)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Women in American History; Children & Family; Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce; The American Revolution; Creating a New Government; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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