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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04144
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0088] March-April 1789 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about Knox's health, the electioneering in the newspapers and soldiers applying for bounty land
Date 15 March 1789
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that he has discussed Knox's case with Dr. [William] Eustis, who is "clearly of opinion you ought to take the greatest care of yourself, as to your diet & exercise, for a twelve mounth to come, by heating your blood & over loading your stomach for many months would be the means of a return of the disorder." Mentions that the newspapers are full of "Electioneering" for governor and lieutenant governor. Major candidates for lieutenant governor are Mr. S[amuel] Adams and General [Benjamin] Lincoln. Believes that Mr. [John] Hancock will be elected, and "Laco," an anonymous newspaper editorialist, "will not injure his Election but rather promote it." Reports that Hancock always asks after Knox's health; Hancock was pleased about what Knox wrote in his last letter disparaging Laco. Encloses a directory of the titles and properties of the men in Boston. Asks about the procedure for soldiers to apply for bounty land. Discusses local elections. Sends his love to Knox's wife and family.
Subjects Diet and Nutrition  Health and Medical  Journalism  Election  Politics  Government and Civics  Military History  Soldier's Pay  Pension  Immigration and Migration  Westward Expansion  Land Transaction  Revolutionary War General  Printing  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Eustis, William (1753-1825)  Adams, Samuel (1722-1803)  Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Hancock, John (1737-1793)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; Health & Medicine; The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859