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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04150
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0088] March-April 1789 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about newspapers and fish
Date 22 March 1789
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Received his recent letter with newspapers enclosed. Wanted the newspapers so he could read about the formation of the federal government. Is unhappy that the government is taking so long to assemble. Writes, "Mr. J[ohn] Adams is ready & has been waiting for some time to have his Election announced to him - his Excellency the Govr. has invited him to take a cold cut at his house on the day of his departure - a large party of gentlemen are mounted to partake of that Feast." Describes the celebrations planned when Adams is announced Vice President. Writes that Governor [Hancock] is recovering from illness but is frequently attacked in the newspapers. Discusses his attempts to acquire some fish to send to Knox, though he is having difficulty finding any of good quality.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Journalism  Government and Civics  Election  Vice President  Congress  Holidays and Celebrations  Diet and Nutrition  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  Hancock, John (1737-1793)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Agriculture; Creating a New Government; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859