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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04362
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0091] September-October 1789 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about society dinners, government offices and the Waldo patent
Date 20 September 1789
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Non-governmental organization document
Content Description Received Knox's most recent letter, and is glad to hear his daughter Julia has recovered completely from her illness. Relates that all the members of the Society of the Cincinnati in Boston were invited to dine aboard a ship, the Leopard, whose captain is also a Society member; also describes another feast aboard a boat, to which the Governor was invited. Describes a dinner the Cincinnati are throwing the following week. Mentions that "little Isaac" (likely Isaac Winslow, Jr.) recently returned from "the Eastward" (likely the Waldo patent lands) and is very happy with the job Captain Thomas Vose is doing as their agent. Comments that the recent appointment of Colonel [Alexander] Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury pleases everyone in the Boston area and declares that Hamilton is a man of great ambition. Congratulates Knox on his reappointment to his old office. Adds that he may be in New York the following month, and sends his love to Mrs. Knox and their family.
Subjects Society of the Cincinnati  Waldo Patent  Land Transaction  Children and Family  Health and Medical  Women's History  Fraternal Organization  Navy  Maritime  Landlord and Tenant  Government and Civics  Politics  Entertaining and Hospitality  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Winslow, Isaac (1763-1806)  Vose, Thomas (1753-1810)  Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; Banking & Economics; Merchants & Commerce; Agriculture; The American Revolution; Children & Family; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859