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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04130
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0088] March-April 1789 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox discussing the presidency, selling a coach, the Supreme Court and the Waldo patent
Date 1 March 1789
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Is thrilled to hear from Knox that he has recovered from his illness enough to walk about the house, and hopes to hear soon that he is perfectly well. Hopes General [George] Washington will not hesitate to accept the Presidency. Believes the vote will be unanimous in his favor, and that Mr. [John] Adams will readily accept the call of his country as well. Reports that he sold Mr. [James] Swan's "Elegant Coach" to a Colonel Smith. Writes that the sitting of the Supreme Court has prevented him from paying Knox a visit as early as he intended to because "the Colonel" cannot leave (the Colonel's identity is unclear, but might be Benjamin Hichborn). When he is at liberty to leave, they will depart. Would also like to know when the President will arrive in New York, as he would like to be there with Knox at that time. Would also like Knox to send him some New York newspapers. Discusses the illness of the Governor of Massachusetts [John Hancock]. Comments on the Waldo patent negotiations, and provides information on Isaac Winslow and Benjamin Hichborn.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Health and Medical  President  Election  Government and Civics  Vice President  Transportation  Commerce  Finance  Judiciary  Inauguration  Boundary or Property Dispute  Waldo Patent  Land Transaction  Journalism  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  Hancock, John (1737-1793)  Swan, James (1754-1831)  Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Creating a New Government; The Presidency; Law; Government & Politics; Health & Medicine; Merchants & Commerce; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859