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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04547
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0094] January-March 1790 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox advising Knox to appear at the Waldo court in person
Date 14 March 1790
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Repeats a request to Knox that "unless you appear here, in person, you never will be able to effect your wishes" regarding petitions in the Massachusetts General Court related to Knox's lands. States that the Winslows have "done every thing in their power - but they are infants in this business, & perfectly ignorant of the subject, indeed the name of Winslow is enough to damn any plan you may have in view." Reports that Governor John Hancock nominated Colonel Gabriel Johonnot as first judge to the Court of Common Pleas, and George Tyler of Deer Island as High Sheriff for Hancock County. Discusses [Nathaniel] Tracy's poor financial situation. Comments on Rhode Island's Constitutional ratifying convention: "The Rhode Island convention have adjourned by a majority of four to May next, without coming to the question, it is the general opinion they will be obstinate to the last moment - your friend Dane is at the head of a Junto of Anti's in this State, who it is believed are doing every thing in their power to embarrass and weaken the General Government." Reports that he forwarded letters from Knox to Doctor Andrew Craigie related to their friend Cobb's affairs. Discusses mutual acquaintances, including a woman who tried to commit suicide. Reports that Samuel Shaw will sail the following Thursday.
Subjects US Constitution  Waldo Patent  Revolutionary War General  Boundary or Property Dispute  Petition  Land Transaction  Government and Civics  Judiciary  Finance  Ratification  Government and Civics  Politics  Federalists  Maritime  Friendship  Women of the Founding Era  Women's History  Suicide  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Craigie, Andrew (1744-1819)  Dane, Nathan (1752-1835)  Hancock, John (1737-1793)  Tracy, Nathaniel (1751-1796)  Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Law; Agriculture; Merchants & Commerce; 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