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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03728
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0082] October-December 1787 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about ratification of the constitution in Massachusetts
Date 16 December 1787
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that if he had known that Mr. [Rufus] King was going to be in New York, he would have forwarded the maps. Informs Knox that General Putnam will write to him soon about some business. Discusses news of the constitution ratification process in Massachusetts. "The proposed Federal government has a better appearance every hour in this state, & at present it is much in favor of its being addopted with us, 4/5 of the members already chosen are highly Federal." Lists the candidates for delegates from Roxbury. Mentions that much of his time lately has been taken up with matters concerning "our friend lately with you," and states, "his going was inevitable or his young family must have been ruined." Presents [Colonel Benjamin] Hichborn's regards in a postscript. Stamped "Boston" and noted as private, with "post" written on the address leaf.
Subjects US Constitution  Revolutionary War General  Ratification  Politics  Federalists  Election  Debt  Finance  Children and Family  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme 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