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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04576
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0095] April-June 1790 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox discussing government meetings and bills, and ongoing issues with army pay
Date 4 April 1790
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses a mutual friend's financial troubles and the need for every exertion to be made on his behalf. Mentions a general meeting of delegates that may be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Asks Knox to inform him if he believes the business at the meeting will not be attended to. Describes the dissatisfaction many former officers are feeling as they still have not received any pay for their services to the government. There is a meeting being held regarding their situation and he has been asked to join it. Notes he feels the officers complaints are just but the timing is wrong. Mentions, according to the Constitution, that tomorrow is the first day for electing the governor and senators. Discusses the candidates running for office. Says the House of Representative will be discussing a bill regarding the South Western frontiers on Thursday. Notes the President's (George Washington) signature is still needed on the Bill.
Subjects Soldier's Pay  US Constitution  Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Finance  Debt  Revolutionary War  Continental Army  Election  Politics  Congress  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Law  President  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency; Westward Expansion; Creating a New Government
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859