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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03812
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0083] January-March 1788 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about ratification of the constitution in Massachusetts
Date 2 March 1788
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Notes that he writes on this half sheet because it is Sunday and he cannot purchase more paper. Writes, "the Legislature of this State met in Wednesday last, [re] his Excellencies speech to them, it is highly approved off [sic], all is quiet & every body satisfied with respect to the adoption of the Federal constitution." Comments on the death of Thomas Cushing, who had been the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Reports that [Nathaniel] Gorham, [Benjamin] Lincoln, [James] Warren, and [Elbridge] Gerry have been suggested by various sources to fill Cushing's place. Notes that the Consul Le Tombe sends his regards. Marked private on the address leaf.
Subjects US Constitution  Revolutionary War General  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Religion  Government and Civics  Politics  Ratification  Federalists  Death  Office Seeker  France  Diplomacy  Global History and Civics  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Gorham, Nathaniel (1738-1796)  Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814)  Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Warren, James (1726-1808)  
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