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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04158
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0088] March-April 1789 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox about the new government and Waldo land business
Date 29 March 1789
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Thanks him for his recent letter. Comments on Knox's accusation that Jackson did not write him when he was supposed to, but provides an excuse. Writes, "What a misfortune, that the new government is not yet formed - the Feds are uneasy, & the Antis are rising tip toe in consequence of the delay - however, we keep up our spirits and hope for the best." Discusses the election of the Vice President, and the desire of the people of Boston to support the Federal Government. Reports that he and Benjamin Hichborn are delayed in departing for their visit to New York because Hichborn must remain on the Supreme Court, which is still in session. Mentions that Captain [Thomas] Vose has not returned from the eastward yet, but has written friends that he likes his situation (as one of Knox's agents in the Waldo patent lands). Discusses his attempts to locate high quality fish. Sends his love to Lucy Knox and their children.
Subjects Waldo Patent  Land Transaction  Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Congress  Federalists  Politics  Election  Vice President  Judiciary  Diet and Nutrition  Landlord and Tenant  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  Vose, Thomas (1753-1810)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Creating a New Government; Law; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859