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|The Henry Knox Papers  September-December 1786
|Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about Knox's family and politics
|28 September 1786
|Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)
|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.
|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
|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)
|Women in American History; Children & Family; Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce; The American Revolution; Creating a New Government; Agriculture
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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