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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  March-April 1789
|Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about newspapers and fish
|22 March 1789
|Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)
|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.
|Revolutionary War General Journalism Government and Civics Election Vice President Congress Holidays and Celebrations Diet and Nutrition
|Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Adams, John (1735-1826) Hancock, John (1737-1793)
|Agriculture; Creating a New Government; Government & Politics
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859