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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03800
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0083] January-March 1788 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about ratification of the constitution in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Date 17 February 1788
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Hopes to be able to inform Knox by the next post that New Hampshire ratified the Federal Constitution "as every account from that quarter gives encouragement to that effect." Of Massachusetts' ratification, writes, "...the Federalists in this State increase daily and there is every reason to think that the people at large (except the Insurgent Interest) are fully satisfied with the Ratification, however some persons may say to the contrary." Comments on [James] Swan's debt and asks about his copper contract with the Treasury. Notes that his appointment to Federal regiments has almost financially ruined him.
Subjects US Constitution  Ratification  Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Politics  Federalists  Rebellion  Mobs and Riots  Shays' Rebellion  Debt  Finance  Contract  Mining  Industry  Coins and Currency  Military History  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Swan, James (1754-1831)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; Industry; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859